Takahiro Shiraishi

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OBJECTIVES Both reconstruction algorithms, filtered backprojection (FBP) and ordered subsets expectation maximization (OSEM), are widely used in clinical positron emission tomography (PET) studies. Image reconstruction for most neurotransmission PET scan data is performed by FBP, while image reconstruction for whole-body [18F]FDG scan data is usually(More)
We aimed to determine the difference in tumor volume associated with the reconstruction model in positron-emission tomography (PET). To reduce the influence of the reconstruction model, we suggested a method to measure the tumor volume using the relative threshold method with a fixed threshold based on peak standardized uptake value (SUVpeak). The efficacy(More)
PURPOSE [(11)C]FLB 457, a radioligand with very high affinity and selectivity for dopamine D2/3 receptors, is used to measure receptor binding in extrastriatal regions showing low density of the receptors. The purpose of this study was to estimate the whole-body biodistribution of radioactivity and the radiation absorbed doses to organs after intravenous(More)
OBJECTIVE Standardized uptake value (SUV) is affected by many factors. In that respect, the brain reference index (BRI: regions of interest of tumor/regions of interest of cerebellum) is one of the quantitative approaches to eliminate the variety of factors that affect SUV. MRI pulse sequence findings can also provide information about tissue cellularity.(More)
Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Japan In recent work, we proposed an MRI-based attenuation-coefficient (μ-value) estimation method that uses a weak fixed-position external radiation source to construct an attenuation map for PET/MRI. In this presentation we refer to this method as FixER, and perform a series of(More)
The ordered subset expectation maximization with a point spread function (OSEM-PSF) was developed to improve the spatial resolution of reconstructed positron emission tomography (PET) images and has been reported to improve the contrast of hot spots in PET studies for oncology. However, in neuroreceptor imaging, the regional radioactivity concentration(More)
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