A Statistical Model for Positron Emission Tomography

  title={A Statistical Model for Positron Emission Tomography},
  author={Yehuda Vardi and Larry A. Shepp and Linda Kaufman},
  journal={Journal of the American Statistical Association},
Abstract Positron emission tomography (PET)—still in its research stages—is a technique that promises to open new medical frontiers by enabling physicians to study the metabolic activity of the body in a pictorial manner. Much as in X-ray transmission tomography and other modes of computerized tomography, the quality of the reconstructed image in PET is very sensitive to the mathematical algorithm to be used for reconstruction. In this article, we tailor a mathematical model to the physics of… 

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