Reconstruction of truncated TCT and SPECT data from a right-angle dual-camera system for myocardial SPECT

B. M.W. Tsui, D. P. Lewis, E. C. Frey, D. S. Lalush

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Abstract

We investigated methods to accurately reconstruct 180° truncated TCT and SPECT projection data obtained from a right-angle dual-camera SPECT system for myocardial SPECT with attenuation compensation. The 180° data reconstruction methods would permit substantial savings in transmission data acquisition time. Simulation data from the 3D MCAT phantom and clinical data from large patients were used in the evaluation study. Different transmission reconstruction methods including the FBP, transmission ML-EM, transmission ML-SA, and BIT algorithms with and without using the body contour as support, were used in the TCT image reconstructions. The accuracy of both the TCT and attenuation compensated SPECT images were evaluated for different degrees of truncation and noise levels. We found that using the FBP reconstructed TCT images resulted in higher count density in the left ventricular (LV) wall of the attenuation compensated SPECT images. The LV wall count density obtained using the iteratively reconstructed TCT images with and without support were similar to each other and were more accurate than that using the FBP. However, the TCT images obtained with support show fewer image artifacts than without support. Among the iterative reconstruction algorithms, the ML-SA algorithm provides the most accurate reconstruction but is the slowest. The BIT algorithm is the fastest but shows the most image artifacts. We conclude that accurate attenuation compensated images can be obtained with truncated 180° data from large patients using a right-angle dual-camera SPECT system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1643-1647
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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    Tsui, B. M. W., Lewis, D. P., Frey, E. C., & Lalush, D. S. (1996). Reconstruction of truncated TCT and SPECT data from a right-angle dual-camera system for myocardial SPECT. 1643-1647. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium. Part 1 (of 3), Anaheim, CA, USA, .