By Topic

Incorporation of system resolution compensation (RC) in the ordered-subset transmission (OSTR) algorithm for transmission imaging in SPECT

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Bing Feng ; Univ. of Massachusetts Med. Sch., Worcester, MA, USA ; J. A. Fessler ; M. A. King

In order to reconstruct attenuation maps with improved spatial resolution and quantitative accuracy, we developed an approximate method of incorporating system resolution compensation (RC) in the ordered-subset transmission (OSTR) algorithm for transmission reconstruction. Our method approximately models the blur caused by the finite intrinsic detector resolution, the nonideal source collimation and detector collimation. We derived the formulation using the optimization transfer principle as in the derivation of the OSTR algorithm. The formulation includes one forward-blur step and one back-blur step, which do not severely slow down reconstruction. The formulation could be applicable to various transmission geometries, such as point-source, line-source, and sheet-source systems. Through computer simulations of the MCAT phantom and transmission measurements of the air-filled Data Spectrum Deluxe single photo emission computed tomography (SPECT) Phantom on a system which employed a cone-beam geometry and a system which employed a scanning-line-source geometry, we showed that incorporation of RC increased spatial resolution and improved the quantitative accuracy of reconstruction. In simulation studies, attenuation maps reconstructed with RC correction improved the quantitative accuracy of emission reconstruction

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 7 )