A SPECT camera for simultaneous SPECT/MRI

@article{Meier2009ASC,
  title={A SPECT camera for simultaneous SPECT/MRI},
  author={Dirk Meier and D. J. Wagenaar and Gunnar Mahlum and Bj\orn Sundal and B. Patt and Si Chen and Jingyan Xu and Jianhua Yu and B. M. W. Tsui and Mark J. Hamamura and W. W. Roeck and Seung-Hoon Ha and Orhan Nalcioglu},
  journal={2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC)},
  year={2009},
  pages={2313-2318}
}
We describe a single photon emission computed tomograph (SPECT) which can be operated inside state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems. The combined SPECT/MRI system allows one to acquire simultaneously the data from both modalities and co-register the images in space and time. The new SPECT is based on the semiconductor cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) and application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) - two technologies which are MR-compatible and almost insensitive to magnetic… CONTINUE READING
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