Physical factors affecting quantitative measurements using CAMERA-based single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)


Journal Article

The qualitative imaging capability of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) using complete angular sampling has previously been demonstrated by several investigators.1-6 In order to obtain quantitative information such as absolute volumes and regional radionuclide concentrations using SPECT systems it is necessary to determine the system characteristics which contribute to the intrinsic measurement process and limit its precision. This manuscript describes some of the more important physical factors which can affect the measurement process of scintillation camera based SPECT systems and provides information concerning the type of quantitative measurements that can currently be obtained with these devices. Copyright © 1981 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jaszczak, RJ; Coleman, RE; Whitehead, FR

Published Date

  • January 1, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 69 - 80

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1578

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0018-9499

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/TNS.1981.4331143

Citation Source

  • Scopus