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The current trend in attenuation correction for single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is to measure and reconstruct the attenuation coefficient map using a transmission scan, performed either sequentially or simultaneously with the emission scan. This approach requires dedicated hardware and increases the cost (and in some cases the scanning(More)
A novel 3-D reconstruction algorithm for volume imaging in positron emission tomography (PET) is presented. This algorithm obviates the need to forward-project the data which have not been measured due to the finite length of the scanner. This results in a significant improvement in the reconstruction speed with respect to the algorithm of N.J. Pelc (1979)(More)
A high-resolution positron tomograph consisting of two high-density avalanche chambers mounted on a rotating gantry has been installed in the Nuclear Medicine Department of the Cantonal Hospital in Geneva. Positron annihilation data are collected from six detector positions and back-projected in real time to form a single three-dimensional image. Up to 16(More)
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