Limited angle tomographic breast imaging: A comparison of parallel beam and pinhole collimation

Daniel E. Wessell, Dan J. Kadrmas, Eric C. Frey, Benjamin M.W. Tsui

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Abstract

Results from clinical trials have suggested no improvement in lesion detection with parallel hole SPECT scintimammography (SM) with Tc-99 m over parallel hole planar SM. In this initial investigation, we have elucidated some of the unique requirements of SPECT SM. With these requirements in mind, we have begun to develop practical data acquisition and reconstruction strategies that can reduce image artifacts and improve image quality. In this paper we investigate limited angle orbits for both parallel hole and pinhole SPECT SM. Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) is used to analyze the artifacts associated with the limited angle orbits. Maximum likelihood expectation maximization (ML-EM) reconstructions are then used to examine the effects of attenuation compensation on the quality of the reconstructed image. All simulations are performed using the 3D-MCAT breast phantom. The results of these simulation studies demonstrate that limited angle SPECT SM is feasible, that attenuation correction is needed for accurate reconstructions, and that pinhole SPECT SM may have an advantage over parallel hole SPECT SM in terms of improved image quality and reduced image artifacts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1104-1108
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium. Part 1 (of 3) - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 2 1996Nov 9 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium. Part 1 (of 3)
CityAnaheim, CA, USA
Period11/2/9611/9/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Wessell, D. E., Kadrmas, D. J., Frey, E. C., & Tsui, B. M. W. (1996). Limited angle tomographic breast imaging: A comparison of parallel beam and pinhole collimation. 1104-1108. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium. Part 1 (of 3), Anaheim, CA, USA, .