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Advances in clinical molecular imaging instrumentation

In this article, we describe recent developments in the design of both single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) instrumentation that have led to the ... instrumentation . In: Khalil MM (ed) Basic science of PET imaging . Springer, Heidelberg 20. Saoudi A , Pepin CM , Dion F , Bentourkia M , Lecomte R , Andreaco M , Casey M , Nutt R , Dautet H ( 1999 ) Investigation

Low-cost virtual instrumentation of PV panel characteristics using Excel and Arduino in comparison with traditional instrumentation

This paper presents a low-cost solution of virtual instrumentation to provide a new technique for real-time instrumentation of the PV panel characteristics such as voltage, current and power. The ... and power. Concerning the traditional instrumentation, two multimeters are used for current and voltage measurement. Tables  6 and 7 present their accuracy specifications. The results of direct

Astrobiology as Hybrid Science: Introduction to the Thematic Issue

, various claims, such as ‘‘one gene, one trait’’ were made, but eventually did not stand up to the reality that appeared with better instrumentation, visualization techniques, and measurement. Today, the ... science and instrumentation if and when possible life were discovered. By 2017, there was growing and shifting activity ( Christopher McKay (2017) discusses

Adaptive framing based similarity measurement between time warped speech signals using Kalman filter

Similarity measurement between speech signals aims at calculating the degree of similarity using acoustic features that has been receiving much interest due to the processing of large volume of ... measure the similarity between speech signals. This manuscript entails further extension of our research towards the adaptive framing based similarity measurement between speech signals using a Kalman

Comprehensive assessment of measurement uncertainty in 13C-based metabolic flux experiments

analysis of labeling patterns [21, 22]. Hence, a careful validation of every single step of the measurement procedure, including the estimation of measurement uncertainty, is highly valuable to generate data ... and EQ VIBT GmbH are acknowledged for providing mass spectrometry instrumentation. DAP was funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): Doctoral Program BioToP—Biomolecular Technology of Proteins (FWF

Focus on Novel Instrumentation in Mass Spectrometry and Ion Mobility Spectrometry

the 32nd Asilomar Conference on Mass SpecUniversity, now Tsinghua University in China) and Dan Austin (Brigham Young University) was on Novel Instrumentation in Mass Spectrometry and Ion Mobility ... Spectrometry. The meeting, held October 14-18, 2016 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, CA, was attended by 116 people and covered the latest advances in instrumentation related to mass

Incidence and risk factors for postoperative lingual neuropraxia following airway instrumentation: A retrospective matched case-control study

Background Lingual nerve injury or neuropraxia is a rare but potentially serious perioperative complication following airway instrumentation during general anesthesia. This study explored the the ... University Zhongda Hospital , CHINA Lingual nerve injury or neuropraxia is a rare but potentially serious perioperative complication following airway instrumentation during general anesthesia. This study

Variability of Fresh Pork Belly Quality Evaluation Results Depends on Measurement Locations

The increase in pork demand has led to an especially high increase in demand for precisely quality-defined bellies. The aim of the study was to determine the influence of quality measurement location ... parameters L*, b*, C*, and H* and the lowest for a*; this was independent of the measurement side. The highest water holding capacity values were reported for D4 and D3 locations, and the lowest (about 7

Democratizing science with the aid of parametric design and additive manufacturing: Design and fabrication of a versatile and low-cost optical instrument for scattering measurement

methodology followed makes it possible to make instruments with a degree of customization until now available only to a narrow audience, helping democratize science. The proposal discusses a holistic design-for ... 6. Juttula HJ , Kananen TP , Makynen AJ . Instrument for measurement of optical parameters of turbid media by using diffuse reflectance of laser with oblique incidence angle . Instrumentation and

Measurement of shower development and its Molière radius with a four-plane LumiCal test set-up

, University of Belgrade , Belgrade , Serbia 14 DESY , Zeuthen , Germany 15 Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology , Kraków , Poland 16 CERN , Geneva ... of LumiCal, following tests in the CERN PS beam, are reported. 2 Beam-test instrumentation 2.1 LumiCal calorimeter prototype 2.1.1 Mechanical structure To allow the multiple-plane operation, a

Recommended Best Practices for Process Monitoring Instrumentation in Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying—2017

product temperature measurement, sources of uncertainty associated with any type of measurement probe are discussed, as well as important differences between the two most common types of temperature ... , tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy at manufacturing scale, heat flux measurement, and mass spectrometry as process monitoring tools. heat flux measurement; mass spectrometry; pressure measurement

Review of machine-vision based methodologies for displacement measurement in civil structures

Vision-based systems are promising tools for displacement measurement in civil structures, possessing advantages over traditional displacement sensors in instrumentation cost, installation efforts ... have promising features, e.g. simple instrumentation and installation, operation remote from the structure and capacity for multi-point measurement using a single (camera) sensor. Although there have

Instrumentation issues in implementation science

Background Like many new fields, implementation science has become vulnerable to instrumentation issues that potentially threaten the strength of the developing knowledge base. For instance, many ... question: Is measurement necessarily scientific? In the case of new fields such as implementation science, the answer is often no [2]. A number of instrumentation issues could threaten the strength of

Saudi Science Teachers

This paper aimed to identify science teachers ... Practices in Alzelfy Educational Administration According to their Perceptions Saeed M. Alshamrani, Ph.D College of Education & Excellence Research Center of Science and Mathematics Education - King Saud

Principles of Precision Prevention Science for Improving Recruitment and Retention of Participants

science could allow the field to examine prevention programs to identify ways to make them more efficient and effective at scale, including addressing issues related to engagement and retention of ... and improve prevention programs related to participant engagement and retention at scale. Precision prevention science; Participant engagement; Participant retention; Research-practice partnerships

Three-dimensional measurement of object surface by using ellipse binary defocusing projection

Background The accuracy of three-dimensional measurement of object surface is always affected by the nonlinear gamma of the projector. The defocusing binary projection can overcome the nonlinear ... already reduced the errors to get a clear sinusoidal curve, there still leave room for improvement, especially when wide stripes are applied during the measurement. Methods: This paper presents a kind of

Rotatable Small Permanent Magnet Array for Ultra-Low Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Instrumentation: A Concept Study

validate the numerical approach and to verify the generated magnetic field. Results A concentric small permanent magnet array can be used to generate strong sample pre-polarisation and variable measurement ... to achieve a pre-polarisation field strength above 100 mT and variable measurement fields ranging from 20–50 μT with 200 ppm absolute field homogeneity within a field-of-view of 5 x 5 x 5 cubic

NEARCHOS. Networked Archaeological Open Science: Advances in Archaeology Through Field Analytics and Scientific Community Sharing

redefined through real-time, collaborative analysis of data as they are collected and/or searched for in an excavation. Since new questions are defined in science discourse after previous results have been ... of History and Cultures, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna , Piazza S. Giovanni in Monte 2, 40124 Bologna , Italy 3 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum

Simultaneous Measurement of Contraction and Calcium Transients in Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes

simultaneous video-based measurement of contraction and calcium with fluorescent dye Fluo-4 videos without corrections, providing data on both ionic and mechanic activity. The method and its accuracy are ... cells without extensive instrumentation have only recently been emerging. High throughput methods for drug screening with iPSC-CMs are needed, as the large variability in electrophysiological results

The Science of Sungrazers, Sunskirters, and Other Near-Sun Comets

for the field and the planned ground- and space-based facilities that will allow us to address those science topics. ... Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Cambridge, MA , USA 5 Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London , Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking , UK 6 Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research