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Half time SPECT imaging: A quantitative study of the impact on image quality

Half time SPECT imaging: A quantitative study of the impact on image quality

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An essay for the 2011 Undergraduate Awards Competition by Andrea Doyle. Originally submitted for Final Year Project at Dublin Institute of Technology, with lecturer Jacinta Browne in the category of Physical Sciences
An essay for the 2011 Undergraduate Awards Competition by Andrea Doyle. Originally submitted for Final Year Project at Dublin Institute of Technology, with lecturer Jacinta Browne in the category of Physical Sciences

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10/27/2013

 
Half time SPECT imaging:A quantitative study of theimpact on image quality
 
Half-time SPECT imaging: A quantitative study of the impact on image quality 
Abstract
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of reducing scanning time onimage quality for single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)imaging in a nuclear medicine department. A shorter acquisition time in nuclear medicine scans can be used to increase throughput on the scanner or to reducethe injected activity of radioisotope and therefore patient radiation dose. A shorter scan also results in fewer motion artefacts in the images, and reduces patientstress and discomfort
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By optimising the parameters of an iterativereconstruction algorithm it was proposed that the image quality for a reducedduration acquisition could be as diagnostic as the current scan.Phantom and patient data were used to find the optimum reconstructionparameters. The images from the phantom experiments were used to measurethe resolution through FWHM measurements, the contrast resolution throughratios of regional intensities, and the signal-to-noise-ratio. Then a patient studywas carried out where images were scored by an experienced observer (blindedto the reconstruction method and acquisition time) for image quality. Theobserver was also asked to count the number of lesions in each scan.The results illustrate that the scores for most of the images with reduced scantime were as good or better than the longer protocol. Thus the current clinicalprotocol can be altered to benefit from reduced scan time without loss of qualityor diagnostic information. Page ii
 
Half-time SPECT imaging: A quantitative study of the impact on image quality 
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 Abstract....................................................................................................................iiTable of Contents: Page No.............................................................................iiiIntroduction.............................................................................................................4Theory and Literature review..................................................................................6Materials and methods..........................................................................................16Results..................................................................................................................28Discussion.............................................................................................................47Conclusion............................................................................................................49References............................................................................................................50 Page iii

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