Developing standards for medical imaging technologies

Voices of Research: The Importance of Standards

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Location: The Radiation and Biomolecular Physics Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Physical Measurement Laboratory

Research Team Lead:
Lisa Karam

Summary:
The National Institution of Standards and Technology was created in 1901 to address a need for common measurement standards across a spectrum of applications. Dr. Karam’s team is developing precise quantitation standards for medical imaging technologies such as Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans. These standards are important for accurate medical diagnoses, and they have substantial implications for future drug development.