Demons versus level-set motion registration for coronary 18F-sodium fluoride PET

@article{Rubeaux2016DemonsVL,
  title={Demons versus level-set motion registration for coronary 18F-sodium fluoride PET},
  author={Mathieu Rubeaux and Nikhil Joshi and Marc R. Dweck and Alison Fletcher and Manish Motwani and Louise Ej Thomson and Guido Germano and Damini Dey and Daniel S. Berman and David E. Newby and Piotr J. Slomka},
  journal={Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering},
  year={2016},
  volume={9784}
}
Ruptured coronary atherosclerotic plaques commonly cause acute myocardial infarction. It has been recently shown that active microcalcification in the coronary arteries, one of the features that characterizes vulnerable plaques at risk of rupture, can be imaged using cardiac gated 18F-sodium fluoride (18F-NaF) PET. We have shown in previous work that a motion correction technique applied to cardiac-gated 18F-NaF PET images can enhance image quality and improve uptake estimates. In this study… CONTINUE READING