Fully three-dimensional positron emission tomography.

Journal Article

Fully three-dimensional positron emission tomography is considered and a reconstruction algorithm derived. The reconstruction problem is formulated mathematically as a three-dimensional convolution integral of a point spread function with an unknown positron activity distribution and is solved by Fourier transform methods. Performance of the algorithm is evaluated using both simulated phantom data produced by a Monte Carlo computer program and phantom data obtained from the University of Chicago/Searle Positron Camera. It is concluded that the method is computationally feasible and results in accurate reconstructions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Colsher, JG

Published Date

  • January 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 103 - 115

PubMed ID

  • 6965800

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9155

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England