Ottavia Bertolli

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Positron range is an important spatial resolution limiting factor in PET. When imaging inside a magnetic field the positron range is non-uniformly affected. A decrease of the positron range is expected in the directions perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field, whereas no variation is expected in the direction of the magnetic field. Monte Carlo(More)
Positron range is one of the main physical effects limiting the spatial resolution of positron emission tomography (PET) images. If positrons travel inside a magnetic field, for instance inside a nuclear magnetic resonance (MR) tomograph, the mean range will be smaller but still significant. In this investigation we examined a method to correct for the(More)
Positron range is one important physical limitation to spatial resolution in PET imaging. We present a method to take account of positron range blurring in iterative reconstruction by including specific positron range kernels approximating the annihilation distribution in the forward projection operation [1]. The correction method is implemented within the(More)
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