Joint estimation of respiratory motion and activity in 4D pet using CT side information

Matthew W. Jacobson, Jeffrey A. Fessler

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Abstract

In previous work, we proposed a Poisson statistical model for gated PET data in which the distribution was parametrized in terms of both image intensity and motion parameters. The motion parameters related the activity image in each gate to that of a base image in some fixed gate. By doing maximum loglikelihood (ML) estimation of all parameters simultaneously, one obtains an estimate of the base gate image that exploits the full set of measured sinogram data. Previously, this joint ML approach was compared, in a highly simplified single-slice setting, to more conventional methods. Performance was measured in terms of the recovery of tracer uptake in a synthetic lung nodule. This paper reports the extension to 3D with much more realistic simulated motion. Furthermore, in addition to pure ML estimation, we consider the use of side information from a breath-hold CT scan to facilitate regularization, while preserving hot lesions of the kind seen in FDG oncology studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Nano to Macro - Proceedings
Pages275-278
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Nov 17 2006
Event2006 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Apr 6 2006Apr 9 2006

Publication series

Name2006 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro - Proceedings
Volume2006

Other

Other2006 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period4/6/064/9/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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