Reduced incomplete-sampling artifacts in pinhole SPECT breast imaging using body-contour and lung-boundary constraints


Journal Article

Dedicated systems for SPECT breast imaging offer improved spatial resolution and sensitivity by maintaining close proximity to the breast throughout the gamma camera orbit However, generally these systems do not adequately sample the important regions of the breast-torso interface and the axilla. Herein we consider the potential of body-contour and lung-boundary information for reducing incomplete-sampling artifacts in these regions. Given the increasing predominance of multi-modality imaging, such information might be available from CT, MRI, or optical imaging. The studies presented here show that such information can significantly improve estimates of radiotracer activity in and near tumors. The studies also suggest that such information may be able to improve detection of focal hot spots. © 2004 IEEE.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bowsher, JE; Lee, T; Braun, K; Bobkov, KV; Jaszczak, RJ

Published Date

  • December 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 /

Start / End Page

  • 3013 - 3017

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1095-7863

Citation Source

  • Scopus