Atomlab™ 500 Dose Calibrator

Atomlab™ 500 Dose Calibrator
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Atomlab™ 500 Dose Calibrator
Atomlab™ 500 Dose Calibrator
 
Atomlab™ 500 Dose Calibrator
 
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Overview

No Cost Training at Your DesktopThe Atomlab 500 can be used for a wide variety of nuclear medicine, PET and radioimmunotherapy applications, with proven performance for fast, accurate measurements. The system consists of a low pressure ionization chamber, electrometer with extraordinary linearity and an auto-ranging color touch screen display. Additionally, there are advanced, but easy-to-use programs for nuclear pharmacy, radiochemistry and radiochromatography.

Activity measurements are performed by the microprocessor controlled electrometer located within the chamber assembly. The chamber is shielded with .25" (6.3 mm) lead. It can be located up to eight feet away from the display unit. Chamber bias is generated by an electronic high voltage supply, eliminating the need for expensive battery changes.

Every element of the design and technical development will increase dose accuracy, department productivity and regulation compliance. The attractive and intuitive human interface guides the user through each operation. Software can easily be updated via the Biodex website or by using a convenient memory card. The touch-screen display can rest on a bench or mount on the wall of a hot lab, hot cell or laminar flow hood.

In addition to powerful self diagnostics, the Atomlab 500 includes an exclusive chamber monitoring technology to assure longer life and accuracy. Integrated pressure and temperature sensors feedback data so that the influence of gas pressure change will not effect an accurate reading.

Operation

The system is easy to use. There are 12 isotope selection touch keys pre-programmed for the most commonly used radionuclides. Any of those keys can be reprogrammed by the user for a desired isotope. There are 89 isotope-specific dial values listed in the library. Dial values can easily be changed if required.

Activity is displayed on the touch screen color display in either Curie or Becquerel units. Background correction is performed at the touch of a button. Range selection is automatic, from .01 microcurie to 100 Curies of Tc-99m or 25 Curies of F-18.

Accuracy

Accuracy test Screen, Atomlab 500 Dose CalibratorAtomlab Dose Calibrators have consistently proven to be highly accurate. Biodex and chamber manufacturer Sun Nuclear Corporation have participated in the isotope program sponsored by National Institute of Standards and Technology. Each month a certified isotope is received from National Institute of Standards and Technology and is measured in the Atomlab™ Dose Calibrator, producing direct traceability to National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Quality Assurance

The Atomlab 500 has been designed to make life easier.

QA Screen Atomlab 500 Dose Calibrator

The extensive selection of quality assurance applications streamlines and simplifies hot lab administration requirements. The system stores and decay corrects multiple reference sources and compares the measured activity to the calculated activity for the daily constancy test.

Linearity tests can be performed in the traditional manual method or by a fully automated program that allows for readings from a source to be taken, and automatically recorded at specified intervals. The system will graph the results.

The attenuation tube test for linearity can be performed using software that will guide the user through the procedure, store the values and make all calculations.

Communications

RS-232 port and two USB ports to communicate in real time with the most commercially available nuclear medicine management systems, connect to external monitor or upload software upgrades.

Commercial Nuclear Pharmacy

The Atomlab 500 Dose Calibrator features a nuclear pharmacy "Dose Calculation Screen" to meet the needs of a commercial nuclear pharmacy. All the information needed to draw doses efficiently is readily available on one screen. The feature easily performs pre- and post-decay calculations, volume calculations for specific times and isotope changes all with minimal screen touches. No calculators needed! Atomlab Dose Calibrators can read up to 100 Curies of Tc-99m, thereby eliminating the need for an aliquot preparation, a significant time saver every time a generator is milked.

Industrial Nuclear Pharmacy

The Atomlab 500 provides inventory control for 25 samples, storing and correcting the volume, activity, and moly concentration. The system will perform both volume and future dose calculations. In addition to inventory management, the Atomlab 500 provides quality assurance and record keeping functions. The inkjet printer allows hard copy records to be produced for all functions. The label printer allows the user to print labels for the syringe or vial.

Radiochromatography

The radiopharmaceutical quality control program is exceptional. The Atomlab 500 performs all counting and calculations for paper chromatography tests, computing the percentages of free pertechnetate, hydrolyzed reduced Tc-99m and labeled radiopharmaceuticals.

Radiochemistry

Up to seven ionization chambers, or six ionization chambers and a well counter can be connected via daisy chain to a single display. The activity in each detector can be selected and viewed from the single display.

Data Download

The Atomlab™ Data Manager is available as an option. The Windows™ based utility allows wipe test and dose calibrator QA results to be downloaded using a USB/serial converter. The results can be viewed and printed from the data manager software as required. In addition, information stored in the data manager can be exported into Microsoft® Excel or to department management systems. 

New low pressure chamber. Atomlab Dose Calibrators are shipped air or ground as non-hazardous goods.

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Features

NEW FEATURES FOR
ATOMLAB 500 AND
ATOMLAB 500Plus

  • An enhanced “zero background” feature allows users to configure system background count time for 30, 60 or 100 seconds. This new feature changes the counting time when selecting the “zero background” button in all functions, including the Moly Assay application.
  • Expanded isotope libraries in both the dose calibrator and wipe test counter include Lu-177 and Ra-223 isotopes. Libraries include updated dial values, isotope ROIs
    and efficiency settings.
  • Half-Life Verification App included in the nuclear pharmacy menu. Simply select the isotope, choose two or three readings for the calculation, and set the time between readings. The results show the calculated half-life and the variance to the real half-life for the selected isotope.
Current owners - download the updated software at www.biodex.com/nm-software

An extensive selection of quality assurance applications streamlines and simplifies hot lab administration requirements

  • Windows® Operating System
  • Communicates with most commercially available NM management systems via Ethernet or Serial Port
  • Pre-programmed for 89 most commonly used radionuclides; any 12 can be conveniently touch selected
  • Automatic range selection; ranges up to 100 Curies of Tc-99m or 25 Curies of F-18
  • Ultra-fast response
  • Displays in Curies or Becquerels
  • USB ports accommodates a mouse, printing and software upgrades via memory devices.
  • Report and label printers available
  • Easy to use, large color touch screen display with intuitive menus
  • Small footprint economizes workspace
  • Upgradeable at any time to include a wipe test counter
  • Desktop or wall mount display
  • Two-year warranty

 

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Standard Apps for Atomlab 500 include


  • Automated Quality Assurance Apps
    - Constancy and Expanded Constancy
    - Linearity and Auto Linearity
    - Accuracy
    - Geometry

  • Nuclear Pharmacy Apps:
    - Future dose and volume computation
    - Inventory control of 25 samples, correcting volume, activity and moly concentration
    - NEW Moly Assay
    - NEW Half-Life Verification

Applications

Nuclear Pharmacy

The Atomlab 500 provides inventory control for 25 samples, storing and correcting the volume, activity, and moly concentration. The system will perform both volume and future dose calculations. In addition to inventory management, the Atomlab 500 provides quality assurance and record keeping functions. The inkjet printer allows hard copy records to be produced for all functions. The label printer allows the user to print labels for the syringe or vial.

Radiochromatography

The radiopharmaceutical quality control program is exceptional. The Atomlab 500 performs all counting and calculations for paper chromatography tests, computing the percentages of free pertechnetate, hydrolyzed reduced Tc-99m and labeled radiopharmaceuticals.

Radiochemistry

Up to seven ionization chambers, or six ionization chambers and a well counter can be connected via daisy chain to a single display. The activity in each detector can be selected and viewed from the single display. 

Specifications

  • Display: LCD Touch Panel 6.5" x 5", function keys are displayed for the operation being performed
  • Connector: RJ-12 for well cable
  • Power: This system uses XP Power Supply for Medical Use, Model #PDM60US15
  • Line Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC, auto selectable by the power supply, 1.5-0.75 amps
  • Line Frequency: 50/60 Hz, detachable line cord, built-in EMI filter and transient suppression
  • Auxiliary Ports: Two USB ports, one RS-232 port
  • Memory: Stores: Inventory and QA tests
  • Isotope Selection Keys: Twelve pre-programmed – Tc-99m, Tl-201, I-123, I-131, Cs-137, Co-57, Xe-133, Ga-67, In-111, F-18, Y-90s, Ba-133; 25 user-defined isotopes and a full alphabetical list of 89 isotopes.
  • Activity Range: : 0.01 uCi to 100 Ci (.0004 MBq to 3700 GBq) of Tc-99m or 25 Ci of F-18
  • Energy Range: 25 keV to 3 MeV photons
  • Response Time: One to two seconds for doses greater than 200 uCi; three seconds for doses greater than 20 uCi; 50-100 seconds below 20 uCi of Tc-99m with default threshold; threshold adjustable to reduce counting time
  • Detector Linearity: ± 1% or 0.2 µCi, whichever is greater
  • Electrometer Linearity: ± 1% or 0.2 µCi, whichever is greater, up to 40 curies of Tc-99m, ± 1.5% up to 100 curies of Tc-99m
  • Electrometer Accuracy: ± 1% or 0.2 µCi, whichever is greater
  • Overall Accuracy: ± 3% or 0.3 µCi, whichever is greater; overall accuracy is affected by such factors as the accuracy of the specific source calibration, geometric variations due to sample volume or configuration, detector linearity, electrometer accuracy and readout accuracy
  • Repeatability: ± 0.3% above 1 mCi short term (24 hr); 1% long term (one yr)
  • Digital Calibration Dial: Four-digit dial with increment/decrement keys to change the value; range is from 0.0 to 999.9
  • Detector: Well-type pressurized ionization chamber, with Argon fill gas; well opening 2.75" (7 cm), well depth 10.25" (26 cm). Up to seven chambers can be serially connected to one display.
  • Chamber Gas Pressure: 149KPa gauge (21.6 psig) at 20 degrees C or 250KPa absolute (36.3 psia) at 20 degrees C. IATA regulation 3.2.2.4 Exempts Gases of Division 2.2 from Dangerous Goods Regulations when transported at pressure less than 200KPa gauge (29 psig) at 20 degrees C. Device is shipped standard goods.
  • Detector Shielding: .25" (6.3 mm) lead on all sides except top well opening; supplementary shielding available
  • Chamber Bias: 355 ± 5 volts
  • Environmental Operating Conditions: Temperature: 0-40° C; Humidity: 0-90% rH, non-condensing
  • Power Requirements: 100 to 240 VAC, 0.38 – 0.15 amps, auto switching; XP Power Supply (PDM60US15), for medical use.
  • Line Frequency: 50/60 Hz; detachable line cord; built-in EMI filter and transient suppression
  • Detector and Interface Cables: 8' (243 cm) long, six conductor cables (two carry power; two chassis ground; two carry serial data for digital I/O)
  • Display Unit:
    - Dimensions: 9.5" w x 12" depth x 12" h (24.1 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)
    - Weight: 6.3 lb (2.9 kg); desktop or wall mountable
  • Detector Unit:
    - Dimensions: 6" dia x 15.5" h (15.24 x 39.37 cm)
    - Well I.D.: 2.75" dia x 10.5" h (7 x 26.7 cm)
    - Well I.D. with Liner: 2.5" dia x 10.25" h (6.35 x 26 cm)
    - Lead Shielding: .25" lead (6.3 mm)
    - Weight: 35 lb (16 kg)
  • Certifications: ETL to UL 60601-1 and cETL to CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 601-1-M90
    IEC 60601-1, IEC 60601-1-4 and IEC 60601-1-2 and CE marked
  • Warranty: Two-year
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Manuals

Models and Ordering

To order, call 1-800-224-6339

086-330 Dose Calibrator, Atomlab™ 500, 100-240 VAC
Includes: Smart Display, ionization chamber, RS-232 port, vial/syringe dipper and well insert.
$6,850.00

Related: Dose Calibrator

086-333 Software, Atomlab 500 Data Manager $160.00
086-334 Cable, European to Wall Outlet 15.00
086-336 Chamber, Dose Calibrator 5,760.00
075-594 Chamber, Wipe Test 3,085.00
086-341 Printer, Label, Dymo
Includes one roll 086-343 labels; two rolls 086-344 labels
415.00
086-339 Printer, Ink Jet (report) 265.00
086-338 Shielding Rings, Interlocking, 2.25" lead
For additional protection from high energy activity
2,625.00
086-243 Copper Dipper, Vial/Syringe 270.00
086-423 Moly Shield, Vial, .3" lead 157.00
086-435 Moly Shield, Syringe, .3" lead 450.00
  Vial Dose Calibrator Sources  
  Syringe Dose Calibrator Sources  
086-509 Lineator 632.00

Replacement:

086-242 Vial/Syringe Dipper $76.00
086-241 Well Insert 76.00
086-343 Label, Blank,Lg, 300/roll
(For Dymo Printer, 086-341)
39.00
086-344 Labels, "Radioactive", Sm, 260/roll
(For Dymo Printer, 086-341)
39.00

Atomlab Dose Calibrators utilize low-pressure chambers and are shipped air or ground as standard goods.

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Biodex, Inc.

1-800-224-6339
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What They Are Saying
Mary L. Ciervo, BS, CNMT, RT(N)
Director of Nuclear Medicine
North Suffolk Cardiology Assoc. PC

“The Atomlab 500Plus has a touch screen which makes assaying of doses very easy.”

In The News

Special Report: The Evolution of Nuclear Medicine Accessories

...Across the board, accessories for nuclear medicine have evolved to keep up with the new technologies and radiopharmaceuticals that have been developed. As new technologies in other industries become available, companies like Biodex -- which has been involved in nuclear medicine since 1949 -- incorporate improvements into products for the nuclear medicine community. A perfect example is the Atomlab Dose Calibrator, according to Bob Ranieri, Biodex's VP of sales.