Catriona Wimberley

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Monte Carlo-based simulation of positron emission tomography (PET) data plays a key role in the design and optimization of data correction and processing methods. Our first aim was to adapt and configure the PET-SORTEO Monte Carlo simulation program for the geometry of the widely distributed Inveon PET preclinical scanner manufactured by Siemens Preclinical(More)
Positron emission tomography (PET) with [(11)C]Raclopride is an important tool for studying dopamine D2 receptor expression in vivo. [(11)C]Raclopride PET binding experiments conducted using the Partial Saturation Approach (PSA) allow the estimation of receptor density (B(avail)) and the in vivo affinity appK(D). The PSA is a simple, single injection,(More)
Quantitative measurements in dynamic PET imaging are usually limited by the poor counting statistics particularly in short dynamic frames and by the low spatial resolution of the detection system, resulting in partial volume effects (PVEs). In this work, we present a fast and easy to implement method for the restoration of dynamic PET images that have(More)
PURPOSE The partial saturation approach (PSA) is a simple, single injection experimental protocol that will estimate both B(avail) and appK(D) without the use of blood sampling. This makes it ideal for use in longitudinal studies of neurodegenerative diseases in the rodent. The aim of this study was to increase the range and applicability of the PSA by(More)
PURPOSE Imbalance of inhibitory GABAergic neurotransmission has been proposed to play a role in the pathogenesis of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). This study aimed to investigate whether [(18)F]-flumazenil ([(18)F]-FMZ) PET could be used to non-invasively characterise GABAA/central benzodiazepine receptor (GABAA/cBZR) density and affinity in vivo in the(More)
3D shape context is a method to define matching points between similar shapes. It can be used as a pre-processing step in a non-rigid registration. The main limitation of the method is point mismatching, which includes long geodesic distance mismatch causing wrong topological structure, and neighbors crossing mismatch between two adjacent points. In this(More)
3D shape context is a method to define matching points between similar shapes as a pre-processing step to non-rigid registration. The main limitation of the approach is point mismatching, which includes long geodesic distance mismatch and neighbors crossing mismatch. In this paper, we propose a topological structure verification method to correct the long(More)
18F-DPA-714 is a second generation tracer for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of the 18 kDa translocator protein (TSPO), a marker of neuroinflammation. Analysis and interpretation of TSPO PET are challenging especially due to a basal expression of TSPO. The aim of this study was to evaluate a compartmental model which accounts for endothelial(More)