Intrinsic gating for small-animal computed tomography: a robust ECG-less paradigm for deriving cardiac phase information and functional imaging.

@article{Dinkel2008IntrinsicGF,
  title={Intrinsic gating for small-animal computed tomography: a robust ECG-less paradigm for deriving cardiac phase information and functional imaging.},
  author={Julien Dinkel and Soenke Heinrich Bartling and J. -L. Kuntz and Michael Grasruck and Annette Kopp-Schneider and M Iwasaki and Stefanie Dimmeler and Rajiv Gupta and Wolfhard Semmler and Hans-Ulrich Kauczor and Fabian Kiessling},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging},
  year={2008},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={235-43}
}
BACKGROUND A projection-based method of intrinsic cardiac gating in small-animal computed tomography imaging is presented. METHODS AND RESULTS In this method, which operates without external ECG monitoring, the gating reference signal is derived from the raw data of the computed tomography projections. After filtering, the derived gating reference signal… CONTINUE READING