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Monte Carlo simulation is an essential tool in emission tomography that can assist in the design of new medical imaging devices, the optimization of acquisition protocols and the development or assessment of image reconstruction algorithms and correction techniques. GATE, the Geant4 Application for Tomographic Emission, encapsulates the Geant4 libraries to(More)
Background At the previous Fully 3D meeting we presented the concept of the 'planogram' data format for fully-3D imaging. The planogram data format is a generalization of the 2D linogram data format of Edholm et al. [1, 2]. This planogram format is based on the native acquisition geometry of planar detectors, illustrated in figure 1, where the natural(More)
UNLABELLED There has been considerable debate about the desirability of attenuation correction in whole-body PET oncology imaging. The advantages of attenuation correction are quantitative accuracy, whereas the perceived disadvantages are loss of contrast, noise amplification, and increased scanning time. In this work, we explain contrast changes between(More)
Rats with bilateral neonatal ventral hippocampus lesions (NVHL) are commonly used for modeling developmental aspects of the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Given that functional changes become significant only after puberty, NVHL as well as sham-operated rats were analyzed at the ages of 21, 42 and 63days (i.e. as pups, adolescents and adults), using MRI(More)
We present a method of performing fast and accurate three-dimensional (3-D) backprojection using only Fourier transform operations for line-integral data acquired by planar detector arrays in positron emission tomography. This approach is a 3-D extension of the two-dimensional (2-D) linogram technique of Edholm. By using a special choice of parameters to(More)
This paper presents the design and characteristics of a front-end readout application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) dedicated to a multichannel-plate photodetector coupled to LYSO scintillating crystals. In our configuration, the crystals are oriented in the axial direction readout on both sides by individual photodetector channels allowing the spatial(More)
Rats with a bilateral neonatal ventral hippocampus lesion (NVHL) are used as models of neurobiological aspects of schizophrenia. In view of their decreased number of GABAergic interneurons, we hypothesized that they would show increased reactivity to acoustic stimuli. We systematically characterized the acoustic reactivity of NVHL rats and sham operated(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to determine the effect of perfusion defect and imaging sequence on the evaluation of myocardial stunning with gated perfusion SPECT. METHODS A dynamic mathematic cardiac torso phantom was used to create 100 gated SPECT simulations (50 stress-rest and 50 rest-stress sequences) with a wide range of perfusion defects. No(More)
Whole body X-ray micro-Digital Tomosynthesis (micro-DT) for small animal imaging is introduced in this work. Such a system allows to deal with geometrical constraints that do not allow to use a micro-CT system as well as to reduce the radiological dose compared to a micro-CT scan. Data was simulated using the Digimouse anatomical model of the mouse with the(More)
This paper presents the design of a high accuracy multichannel peak detect and hold (PDH) circuit. This PDH measures the energy of an event and is one part of a readout chain for avalanche photo diodes (APD)-based positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. The circuit is designed in a 0.35μm CMOS process. The proposed PDH is dedicated to ultra low(More)