Assessment of the sources of error affecting the quantitative accuracy of SPECT imaging in small animals.

@article{Hwang2008AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the sources of error affecting the quantitative accuracy of SPECT imaging in small animals.},
  author={Andrew B Hwang and Benjamin L. Franc and Grant T. Gullberg and Bruce H. Hasegawa},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={53 9},
  pages={2233-52}
}
Small animal SPECT imaging systems have multiple potential applications in biomedical research. Whereas SPECT data are commonly interpreted qualitatively in a clinical setting, the ability to accurately quantify measurements will increase the utility of the SPECT data for laboratory measurements involving small animals. In this work, we assess the effect of photon attenuation, scatter and partial volume errors on the quantitative accuracy of small animal SPECT measurements, first with Monte… CONTINUE READING