PET instrumentation and reconstruction algorithms in whole-body applications.

  title={PET instrumentation and reconstruction algorithms in whole-body applications.},
  author={Gabriele Tarantola and Felicia Zito and Paolo Gerundini},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  volume={44 5},
The aim of this work is the presentation and comparison of state-of-the-art dedicated PET systems actually available on the market, in terms of physical performance and technical features. Particular attention has been given to evaluate the whole-body performance by sensitivity, spatial resolution, dead time, noise equivalent counting rate (NECR), and scatter fraction. PET/CT systems were also included as new proposals to improve diagnostic accuracy of PET, allowing effective anatomic… CONTINUE READING
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