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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Hidex Automatic Gamma Counter (AMG) Software
Hidex Automatic Gamma Counter (AMG) Software Technology

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Description: Hidex Automatic Gamma Counter (AMG) Software is free software used in conjunction with the Hidex AMG hardware. This software is used on a Personal Computer (PC) software and operated by a touch screen. In order to measure nuclides emitting gamma radiation, the user needs to load racks of sample vials into the counter and specify an appropriate measurement template. A measurement template includes specifications for counting time, windows, and efficiency, and is usually nuclide-specific. Measurement of background and its subtraction from count results allows the calculation of corrected counts or Counts Per Minute (CPM).

Hidex AMG Software collects data from the Hidex AMG instrument hardware and stores data in a Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database. The data is stored in a database file, .db that only the Hidex AMG Software can access/read and is stored locally on the client computer`s hard drive. Hidex AMG Software writes to the database file in real-time as a run is conducted. All information associated with a run, including the spectrum, is stored. The raw data cannot be edited.

Note: There is no dedicated webpage for this software.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v21.3
Decision Date: 03/22/2021 at 21:34:29 UTC
Aliases: Hidex AMG
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: LabLogic Systems Ltd.
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (03/22/2021 at 21:34:29 UTC).