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A comparative study of attenuation correction algorithms in single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3497035     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A computer based simulation method was developed to assess the relative effectiveness and availability of various attenuation compensation algorithms in single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). The effect of the nonuniformity of attenuation coefficient distribution in the body, the errors in determining a body contour and the statistical noise on reconstruction accuracy and the computation time in using the algorithms were studied. The algorithms were classified into three groups: precorrection, post correction and iterative correction methods. Furthermore, a hybrid method was devised by combining several methods. This study will be useful for understanding the characteristics, limitations and strengths of the algorithms and searching for a practical correction method for photon attenuation in SPECT.
K Murase; H Itoh; H Mogami; M Ishine; M Kawamura; A Iio; K Hamamoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of nuclear medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0340-6997     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Nucl Med     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-08-28     Completed Date:  1987-08-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7606882     Medline TA:  Eur J Nucl Med     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Computer Simulation
Models, Structural
Tomography, Emission-Computed / methods*

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