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Sinusoidal eccentric thickening model for ECG-gated SPECT perfusion imaging
Author(s): Robert Hart
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Paper Abstract

ECG-Gated SPECT is used widely to image myocardial perfusion and wall thickening which are important measures of heart function. An accurate model of the periodic count density variations is needed to estimate both the magnitude and precision of perfusion and wall thickening. We propose a new model of wall thickening which better suits the non-uniform (eccentric) changes in count density than the standard sinusoidal (SIN) model. The sinusoidal eccentric thickening (SET) model is P + W sin( t + 0 ) e(-5 (1-sm( t + 0 )) where P is perfusion, W is wall thickening, t is gate number [1-8], 0 is phase and 8 is the eccentric coefficient in the exponential term.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, 103133Q (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2283930
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Robert Hart, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10313:
Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging
John C. Armitage, Editor(s)

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