Assessment of scatter compensation strategies for (67)Ga SPECT using numerical observers and human LROC studies.

@article{Farncombe2004AssessmentOS,
  title={Assessment of scatter compensation strategies for (67)Ga SPECT using numerical observers and human LROC studies.},
  author={Troy H. Farncombe and Howard C. Gifford and Manoj V. Narayanan and P. Hendrik Pretorius and Eric C. Frey and Michael A. King},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={802-12}
}
UNLABELLED 67Ga citrate is an oncologic SPECT imaging agent often used to diagnose or stage patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. As (67)Ga decay involves the emission of multiple-energy gamma-rays, significant photon downscatter will be present within each photopeak energy window. We have previously shown that the inclusion of these scattered photons significantly degrades lesion detectability. The goal of this study was to investigate the extent to which this decrease in detectability can be… CONTINUE READING

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