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UNLABELLED This study evaluates the performance of the newly developed high-resolution whole-body PET scanner ECAT EXACT HR+. METHODS The scanner consists of four rings of 72 bismuth germanate block detectors each, covering an axial field of view of 15.5 cm with a patient port of 56.2 cm. A single block detector is divided into an 8 x 8 matrix, giving a(More)
The correction of scattered radiation is one of the most challenging tasks in 3D positron emission tomography (PET) and knowledge about the amount of scatter and its distribution is a prerequisite for performing an accurate correction. One concern in 3D PET in contrast to 2D PET is the scatter contribution from activity outside the field-of-view (FOV) and(More)
UNLABELLED A whole-body PET scanner, without interplane septa, has been designed to achieve high performance in clinical applications. The C-PET scanner, an advancement of the PENN PET scanners, is unique in the use of 6 curved NaI(Tl) detectors (2.54 cm thick). The scanner has a ring diameter of 90 cm, a patient port diameter of 56 cm, and an axial field(More)
BACKGROUND The association of hyperglycaemia with reduced fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake by tumour cells is well established. Therefore, it is standard practice that all patients must fast for at least several hours prior to FDG positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. However, the effect of hyperglycaemia on FDG uptake by inflammatory and infectious(More)
The authors describe a patient with psoriatic arthritis in whom an increased level of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG) uptake was seen in the joints of the hands. The areas of increased activity correlated well with the regions of symptoms reported by the patient. This case illustrates the potential use of F-18 FDG positron emission tomography to(More)
Back injury is one of the most frequently encountered injuries in the collegiate rower. The differential diagnosis of back pain in the competitive rower includes muscle strain, ligament/tendon injury, stress reaction, stress fracture, and a tear in the annulus fibrosis. Endurance sports, such as rowing, have an increased frequency of stress injury The(More)
AIM Modern volume PET systems offer the possibility to measure without the shadowing effect of interplane septa (2D mode) and thus to detect coincident events between detectors on distant rings (3D mode). It was the aim of the present paper to characterize the count rate behaviour of a latest-generation whole-body PET system in the 2D and 3D mode as well as(More)
The thyroid hormone receptor alpha1 (TRalpha) exhibits a dual role as an activator or repressor of its target genes in response to thyroid hormone (T(3)). Previously, we have shown that TRalpha, formerly thought to reside solely in the nucleus bound to DNA, actually shuttles rapidly between the nucleus and cytoplasm. An important aspect of the shuttling(More)
AIM Using the continuous energy spectra of Compton scattered photons we measured the lower energy discriminator level of a positron emission tomograph (PET). METHODS In PET scans, coincident photons with an energy between the lower and upper level of the energy discriminator (LLD/ULD) are acquired. Usually, the energy response of a detector is determined(More)
UNLABELLED This study quantifies the different scatter components in PET and examines how the different components degrade reconstructed PET images. METHODS We simulated the measurement of various phantoms using Monte Carlo (MC) calculations and compared the MC-generated projections and images with the corresponding experimental data. The coincidences(More)