Andries van Aswegen

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A comprehensive performance testing program is an essential ingredient of high-quality single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Many of the procedures previously published are complicated, time consuming, or require a special testing environment. This Task Group developed a protocol for evaluating SPECT imaging systems that was simple, practical,(More)
To assess the value of ECG-gating for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction using myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) and an artificial neural network. A total of 422 patients referred for MPS were studied using a one day (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin protocol. Adenosine stress combined with submaximal dynamic exercise was used. The images were interpreted by(More)
The accuracy of quantitation of radionuclide distributions in human tissue with the scintillation camera is decreased by attenuation and scatter of photons. If scatter correction is applied satisfactorily, narrow beam attenuation can be applied. In this article, a scatter correction technique, the channel ratio (CR) method, is introduced. The CR scatter(More)
Red cell volume (RCV) and plasma volume (PV) measurements are performed routinely in nuclear medicine departments to diagnose a number of haematological disorders. Currently, 125I-HSA is used as a plasma tracer and 99Tcm-labelled red cells to determine red cell volume. 125I-HSA is not always readily available, leading to inconvenience for patients and(More)
The cardiac function of 21 patients with cystic fibrosis was studied using radionuclides and M-mode echocardiography. The patients (mean age 13.2 years, range 4 to 27) had a wide range of clinical and pulmonary function abnormalities (mean Shwachman-Kulczycki score 62.1). Decreased right ventricular ejection fraction was found in 13 of 18 patients (72%); an(More)
To investigate framing rate requirements for left ventricular (LV) time-activity curves, ECG-synchronized blood pool studies of 33 patients were compared to independent techniques for evaluation of LV function. There were no significant differences in LV ejection fractions determined using different framing rates. Systolic time intervals calculated from 64-(More)
Commerically available collimators are not suitable for the visual demonstration of the kinetics of 59Fe, because of its physical properties. A locally designed collimator, that provides integral visual information of the whole body distribution of erythropoietic marrow, is discussed. Wholebody scans of 4 individuals are also included to demonstrate the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The Cedars-Sinai Quantitative Gated Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) (QGS) program, used to quantify left ventricular function parameters from gated myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS), has been extensively validated and compared with other methods of quantification. However, little is known about the reproducibility(More)
SPECT enables quantitation of organ volume with radionuclide techniques using threshold edge detection methods. Previous phantom studies showed that a negative correlation exists between volume and threshold value. In those studies, the use of calibration curves were believed to correct for volume dependence on threshold values. The aim of this study was to(More)