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Development of a lead X-ray compensation method in simultaneous Tl-201 SPECT and Tc-99m TCT using a flood source

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6 Author(s)
Motomura, N. ; Toshiba Med. Eng. lab., Tochigi, Japan ; Ichihara, T. ; Hasegawa, H. ; Ogawa, M.
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We have developed a compensation method for contamination in Tl-201 data due to lead X-ray in simultaneous Tl-201 SPECT and Tc-99m TCT using a flood source. The evaluation of the proposed method was performed with a chest phantom and a normal volunteer. The significant underestimation in Tl-201 SPECT data due to the lead X-ray could be improved with the proposed method. The simultaneous Tl-201 SPECT images compensated using the proposed method were almost the same as the Tl-201 alone images. As a result, the feasibility of the proposed method was demonstrated

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Nuclear Science Symposium, 1996. Conference Record., 1996 IEEE  (Volume:2 )

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2-9 Nov 1996

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