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Generation of hybrid SPECT bone scans and reconstruction using CT-derived anatomical priors

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6 Author(s)
Lehovich, A. ; University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA ; Kikut, Janusz K. ; Licho, R. ; Gifford, H.C.
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Anatomical priors derived from CT scans offer the promise of improved image quality in SPECT reconstruction. We describe reconstruction of clinical SPECT/CT bone scans of the spine using anatomical priors to enhance SPECT. We also generate hybrid images: lesion-absent backgrounds from a clinical scan with a synthetic lesion generated by Monte Carlo simulation. These hybrids can be used to assess the change in image quality due to anatomical priors.

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Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2008. NSS '08. IEEE

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19-25 Oct. 2008