Validation of an iterative reconstruction for a mobile tomographic gamma camera system - The Cardiotom
2007 (English)In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, Vol. 580, no 2, 1097-1100 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Cardiotom is a mobile gamma camera that uses ectomography, an alternative method of acquisition to SPECT. It is designed for early diagnosis of myocardial and cerebral infarctions in the emergency room. Ectomography is a limited view angle method, using a rotating slant hole collimator and a stationary camera head, to acquire projection images. The aim of this work was to validate a fully 3D ML-EM iterative reconstruction algorithm for the Cardiotom. Validation measurements were performed with Tc-99m point sources. Resolution in the reconstructed volume was determined in X, Y. and Z directions from the point spread functions. The results were compared with the values for the formerly used filtered back projection (FBP). The new reconstruction algorithm provides greatly improved depth resolution with respect to the FBP method previously implemented on the Cardiotom. Furthermore, for clinical examinations, images can be available for interpretation within 15 min of the injection, therefore, valuable information can be obtained without delaying treatment of the patient. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 580, no 2, 1097-1100 p.
medical imaging, image reconstruction, SPECT, gamma camera
Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-12059DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2007.06.069ISI: 000250128000056ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34548511146OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-12059DiVA: diva2:300788