Atomlab 960 Thyroid Uptake System

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A complete, mobile, self-contained Medical Spectrometer System

The Atomlab 960 Thyroid Uptake System is an advanced multi-purpose spectrum analysis instrument designed for diverse nuclear medicine applications. Uptake studies, wipe tests, and other user-defined tasks are accomplished with speed and precision using this fully integrated computer-controlled instrument and its comprehensive selection of application software.

The system’s multi-channel analyzer has 1024 channels, with individual MCAs for the probe and optional well counter. Engineered for mobility, durability and operational efficiency, the Atomlab 960 handles clinical tests, safety compliance tasks, and system administration procedures quickly and accurately. Intuitive menus follow conventionally established nuclear medicine procedures, providing step-by-step guidance throughout all defined procedures. The system automatically performs calculations, stores patient information and test results, and outputs clear, concise reports. User-defined uptake protocols can be initiated.

No Cost Training at Your DesktopThe self-contained Atomlab 960 system is configured on a compact mobile platform with locking casters and a base that measures only 26" w by 34" l (66 x 86.4 cm).  An upper shelf supports the flat panel PC with touch-screen display and keyboard.  The stand provides convenient storage positions for Neck Phantom, Calibration/Constancy Fixture, and optional well counter. A 2" x 2" NaI(Tl) detector with collimator shield articulates on a ­multi-axis and height adjustable counterbalanced arm. The 24.5" (62.2 cm) of vertical travel allows the probe to be positioned from 30.5 to 55" (77.5 to 139.7 cm) in the horizontal position from the floor to accommodate seated or supine patients. The probe swings more than 180° on the horizontal plane, and extends outward, up to approximately 31" (78.7cm) horizontally from the support column. This design makes positioning for uptake studies simple and comfortable for both patient and technologist. The combination of positioning LED and distance measurement rod assures accurate, repeatable patient positioning and uptake measurements.


- Unique Positioning LED for accurate thyroid centering – A First in Thyroid Uptake System Design

- Distance measurement rod with incremental markings (detector-to-patient)

- The combination of positioning LED and distance bar assure accurate, repeatable patient positioning and uptake measurements

- All-in-one flat panel PC with solid state hard drive featuring Windows® Operating System

- Count rate: 150,000 cps

- Color touch-screen adjustable height monitor - medical grade tactile touch

- Extremely intuitive menus follow conventionally established nuclear medicine procedures

- Compact mobile platform requires little floor space - easy to move

- Innovative multi-axis and height adjustable arm for easy patient positioning of seated or supine patients

- Calibration/Constancy fixture for simple and automated calibration

- Convenient storage positions for Neck Phantom and Calibration/Constancy Fixture

- 1024-channel multi-channel analyzer

- Software programs for Thyroid Uptake, Wipe Test, Quality Assurance, Manual MCA and Bioassay

- Controlled and monitored via Ethernet or Serial Port

- NEW DICOM Compliant (optional) – Government approved to interface with VistA Imaging

- 2" x 2" NaI(Tl) detector with collimated shield (meets IAEA specifications)

- Heavy duty locking casters

- Smart cable management

- Industry exclusive two-year warranty

Comprehensive Clinical Software:

Extremely intuitive menus follow conventionally established nuclear medicine procedures.  All programs provide clear, concise reports for referring physicians, insurance providers, patient records and a database for physician and technologist identification.  PDF reports allow for easy electronic distribution.

Thyroid Uptake Program

Supports multiple time-stamped uptake measurements
Auto decay correction
User-defined uptake protocols
On-screen spectrum acquisition and analysis
Reports include normal ranges, notes/comments, facility/physician/technologist

The Atomlab 960 provides intuitive menus with provision to modify any procedure to suit specific requirements. Atomlab software guides the user through each step of any defined procedure.  Automatic decay correction calculates elapsed time between dose count and actual patient thyroid count, and then automatically computes uptake percentage.

Wipe Test Program

Meets NRC/State regulations
Energy spectrums with individual ROIs
Ability to identify isotopes causing contamination
User-specific wipe locations and trigger levels
Wipes that exceed trigger levels are immediately recognized

Designed for use with the optional well counter, the Wipe Test Program makes it easy to comply with regulations for counting and reporting results of wipes taken for contamination surveys.

The user may define an unlimited number of “Area” names and wipe “Locations” entered within these areas for testing and documentation.  Each area may be designated as “restricted”, “unrestricted”, “package” or “sealed source”.  The user may specify count times, activity units, wide window, and individual isotope and geometric efficiencies or simply utilize the wide range of factory default options.

The program displays and stores the full spectrum with each wipe, automatically calculates net contamination levels and reports results in dpm, uCi or Bq. Wipes above the user defined trigger levels are easily identified.  A detailed spectrum analysis may also be performed for any wipe to help identify isotopes causing contamination.  Customized reports can be printed or saved in PDF format.

Administration / Quality Assurance Program

Automatic daily calibration using Cs-137 ­source
Automatic high voltage adjustment
Automatic Chi-Square test, with report
Automatic MDA calculation
Administration summary QA report
Isotope efficiency calculations

There are a multitude of administration functions, each designed to minimize the time normally spent maintaining accurate use of the system. There is an automated high voltage setting for each detector, and an automatic calibration program using a Cs-137 source. The system will advise the user when a daily calibration has not been performed. The Chi-Square test program automatically performs the Chi-Square calculations and generates a printed report. Site information is entered in the administration program containing the facility name, address, and a list of the technologists and physicians in the department. Customized administrative and clinical reports can be printed or saved in PDF format.

Manual MCA Program

For performing sample counts and analysis beyond the scope of the standardized programs.
Expandable library of 28 commonly used isotopes
Unlimited user-defined isotopes
Three counting methods: Preset Time, Preset ROI, and Continuous Counting

In addition to providing “standardized” programs for routine test and survey procedures, the 960 has a “manual” program to accommodate other counting and spectrum analysis tasks. The user can select from three counting methods: Preset Time, Preset ROI Counts, and Continuous Counting. After any count, the Spectrum Analysis option can be used to produce a Spectrum Analysis Report. The monitor shows when a test is in progress, and graphically displays the spectrum, time, counts and cpm.

Bioassay Program

For individual patients or employee groups
Reports can be printed or saved as PDF files.

The Bioassay program of the Atomlab 960 allows for the quick and efficient measurement of the staff thyroid burden for I-123, I-125 and I-131.  Measurement results can be reported in cpm, dpm, uCi, or Bq.  Action levels may be set by the user for each isotope.  Report choices include single bioassay report, summary of multiple bioassays on an individual staff member, and summary report on multiple staff members. Reports can easily be printed or saved as PDF files.


Optional - compliant to DICOM requirements.
Streamlines workflow and improves staff productivity
Thyroid scans and uptake reports may be displayed simultaneously
Completely integrated for seamless operation

The optional DICOM Program integrates the Atomlab 960 Thyroid Uptake System with your hospital management system, streamlining workflows and improving communication. The program allows you to retrieve patient information from the worklist and upload patient results, without exiting the clinical software, increasing staff productivity and efficiency. DICOM allows the uptake reports to be transferred, stored and queried/retrieved throughout a facility. Physicians can view both thyroid scans and uptake reports simultaneously.

Medical Spectrometer Hardware


15.6" Color, Touch-Screen Flat Panel PC, Windows® 7, 1.66 GHz Atom Processor, 1 GB RAM, 32 GB SSD, HP Printer, Wifi, Ethernet and Speakers.

Multi-Channel Analyzer

Channels: 1024
Spectral Resolution: FWHM 8%
Count Rate: (Maximum) 150,000 cps for Tc-99m
Count Rate Stability: 99%
Gross Count Rate Linearity: Within 5% up to 150,000 cps
Pulse Height Linearity: Within 2% (independent of detector)
Detector High Voltage Adjustment: Automatic adjustment for both probe and well; uses 10 µCi Cs-137 as the calibration source.
Power: Low voltage transformer with hospital grade power cord and plug.
Line Voltage:
- 120 VAC, 60 Hz, 2 AMP circuit breaker
- 230 VAC, 50 Hz, 1 AMP circuit breaker

Medical Spectrometer Software


Factory Programmed: Au-198, Ba-133, Ba-133 (well), Co-57, Co-57 (w), Co-58 (w), Co-60, Cr-51, Cs-137, Fe-59, F-18, Ga-67, Hg 197, I-123, I-125, I-131, In-111, Ir-192, K-42, Lu-177, Na-24, Pd-103, Ra-223, Se-75, Sr-85, Tc-99m, Tc-99m (w), Tc-99m/Tl-201, Tl-201, Yb-169, wide window.

User Set: Unlimited user defined isotopes, setting ROI, half life, name, efficiency and range.

Other Hardware


2" x 2" Nal (Tl) integral line scintillation detector

Uptake Stand

- Arm down and retracted: 34" l x 26" w x 55" h (86.4 x 66 x 139.7 cm)
- Maximum Height: 60" (152.4 cm)
- Maximum Length: Arm Extended: 61" (154.9 cm)
Collimated Shield: Flat field collimator meeting IAEA specifications
Positioning: Distance bar and positioning light
Arm: Counterbalanced, two section arm, moves 24.5" (62.2 cm) vertically and extends 31" (78.7 cm) horizontally from stand’s vertical column.
Casters: 4" Total locking
Weight: 280 lb (127 kg)
Combined weight with Well Counter: 330 lb (150 kg)
Power: Low voltage transformer with hospital grade power cord and plug.
Line Voltage:
- 120 VAC, 60 Hz, 2 AMP circuit breaker
- 230 VAC, 50 Hz, 1 AMP circuit breaker


187-602 Well Counter

Detector: 2" x 2" Nal (Tl) integral line scintillation detector with a .75" diameter x 1.44" deep well (1.9 x 3.7 cm)
Lead Shielding: 1" thick (2.5 cm)
Cover: .125" thick (.32 cm)
Weight: 50 lb (22.7 kg)

187-603 Lead Shield, Well Counter

Detector: 2" x 2" Nal (Tl)
Lead Shielding: 1" thick (5 cm)
Weight: 69 lb (31.4 kg)

Certification: ETL Listed to UL 60601-1 Std. and CAN CSA C22.2 No. 601.1-M90, 2nd and 3rd editions, and CE marked.

Warranty: Two-years parts and labor