Maggie A. Flower

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A fast accurate iterative reconstruction (FAIR) method suitable for low-statistics positron volume imaging has been developed. The method, based on the expectation maximization-maximum likelihood (EM-ML) technique, operates on list-mode data rather than histogrammed projection data and can, in just one pass through the data, generate images with the same(More)
Several techniques for performing digital image restoration are reviewed and the problems associated with evaluating image processing are discussed. An application of constrained deconvulution to images of the liver produced by single-photon emission computed tomography is presented. Specific evaluation criteria are suggested and based on these, the choice(More)
PURPOSE To investigate and measure the metabolism of colorectal cancer liver metastases using 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET), before and during the first month of chemotherapy. The findings were compared with tumor outcome conventionally assessed using changes in tumor size. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with colorectal(More)
Patients designated to receive 131I-meta-iodobenzylguanadine (mIBG) for the treatment of neural crest tumours have been scanned with 124I-mIBG using the MUP-PET positron camera. Uptake was detected in tumour sites in lung, liver and abdomen. The tomographic images produced have allowed estimates to be made of the concentration of mIBG in both tumour and(More)
PURPOSE Accurate anatomical delineation of the gross tumour volume (GTV) is crucial for effective radiotherapy (RT) treatment of prostate cancers. Although reference to pelvic magnetic resonance (MR) for improved delineation of the prostate is a regular practice in some clinics, MR has not replaced CT due to its geometrical distortions and lack of(More)
Hydralazine has been shown to reduce tumour blood flow and to potentiate the cytotoxicity of melphalan and bioreductive agents in mice. In order to determine whether such a strategy might have clinical potential, a study was undertaken to investigate the effects of hydralazine on blood flow through human tumours. Twenty-two patients with carcinoma of the(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of positron emission tomography (PET) with [18F]fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (18FDG) in metastatic testicular germ cell tumours. Twenty-one patients with stage II–IV testicular germ cell tumours were imaged by PET with a multiwire proportional chamber PET system and18FDG. Avid18FDG uptake was seen in metastatic(More)
A collimator consisting of a series of highly attenuating parallel slats has been constructed and used in conjunction with a gamma-camera to approximately measure planar projections of a given radionuclide distribution. The enlarged solid angle of acceptance afforded by the slat collimator gave rise to an increased geometric efficiency of between 12 and 28(More)
Planar imaging with a gamma camera is currently limited by the performance of the collimator. Spatial resolution and sensitivity trade off against each other; it is not possible with conventional parallel-hole collimation to have high geometric sensitivity and at the same time excellent spatial resolution unless field-of-view is sacrificed by using fan- or(More)
The aim of this study was to establish a quantitative positron emission tomography (PET) method for investigating angiotensin II (AII)-induced changes in blood flow distribution in the liver. This was in order to evaluate the role of vascular manipulation applied to locoregional chemotherapy treatment in patients with colorectal liver metastases. The tracer(More)