Bayesian reconstruction and use of anatomical a priori information for emission tomography

@article{Bowsher1996BayesianRA,
  title={Bayesian reconstruction and use of anatomical a priori information for emission tomography},
  author={James E. Bowsher and Valen E. Johnson and Timothy G. Turkington and Ronald J. Jaszczak and Carey E. Floyd and R. Edward Coleman},
  journal={IEEE transactions on medical imaging},
  year={1996},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={673-86}
}
A Bayesian method is presented for simultaneously segmenting and reconstructing emission computed tomography (ECT) images and for incorporating high-resolution, anatomical information into those reconstructions. The anatomical information is often available from other imaging modalities such as computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The Bayesian procedure models the ECT radiopharmaceutical distribution as consisting of regions, such that radiopharmaceutical activity is… CONTINUE READING