# Treatment of axial data in three-dimensional PET.

@article{DaubeWitherspoon1987TreatmentOA, title={Treatment of axial data in three-dimensional PET.}, author={Margaret E. Daube-Witherspoon and Gerd Muehllehner}, journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine}, year={1987}, volume={28 11}, pages={ 1717-24 } }

Improved axial spatial resolution in positron emission tomography (PET) scanners will lead to reduced sensitivity unless the axial acceptance angle for the coincidences is kept constant. A large acceptance angle, however, violates assumptions made in most reconstruction algorithms, which reconstruct parallel independent slices, rather than a three-dimensional volume. Two methods of treating the axial information from a volume PET scanner are presented. Qualitative and quantitative errors…

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