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A Bayesian method is described for reconstruction of high-resolution 3D images from the microPET small-animal scanner. Resolution recovery is achieved by explicitly modelling the depth dependent geometric sensitivity for each voxel in combination with an accurate detector response model that includes factors due to photon pair non-collinearity and(More)
A fully 3D Bayesian method is described for high resolution reconstruction of images from the Siemens/CTI ECAT EXACT HR+ whole body positron emission tomography (PET) scanner. To maximize resolution recovery from the system we model depth dependent geometric efficiency, intrinsic detector efficiency, photon pair non-colinearity, crystal penetration and(More)
UNLABELLED A new dedicated PET scanner, microPET, was designed and developed at the University of California, Los Angeles, for imaging small laboratory animals. The goal was to provide a compact system with superior spatial resolution at a fraction of the cost of a clinical PET scanner. METHODS The system uses fiberoptic readout of individually cut(More)
To understand the origin of the laminated appearance of cartilage in MRI (the magic angle effect), microscopic MRI (mu MRI) experiments were performed at 14-microns pixel resolution on normal canine articular cartilage from the shoulder joints. Two-dimensional images of the spin-spin relaxation time (T2) of the cartilage-bone plug at two angles (0 degree(More)
Spatially resolved maps of proton self-diffusion coefficients (D) and relaxation times (T1 and T2) were obtained on cartilage-bone plug samples and on excised disks of canine cartilage at a transverse resolution of 30 microns, using microscopic magnetic resonance imaging (micro-MRI). Results are compared for excised disks of cartilage and intact(More)
MicroPET is a low-cost, high-resolution positron emission tomography (PET) scanner designed for imaging small animals. MicroPET operates exclusively without septa, acquiring fully three-dimensional (3-D) data sets. The performance of the projection-reprojection (3DRP), variable axial rebinning (VARB), single slice rebinning (SSRB), and Fourier rebinning(More)
UNLABELLED Image quality in PET is typically assessed using measures such as contrast recovery, noise variation, and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). However, these criteria do not directly reflect performance in the clinical use of the images. Lesion detection is a critical task in the clinical interpretation of many PET studies. A receiver operating(More)
A fully 3D Bayesian method is described for high resolution reconstruction of images from the Siemens/CTI ECAT EXACT HR+ whole body positron emission tomography (PET) scanner. To maximize resolution recovery from the system we model depth dependent geometric efficiency, intrinsic detector efficiency, photon pair non-colinearity, crystal penetration and(More)
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