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Variable-length correlation method for the correction of body motions and heart creep in the SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging
Author(s): Guo-Qing Wei; JianZhong Qian; Eric Chen; John Engdahl
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Paper Abstract

Body motion and heart upward creep are among the most frequent sources of artifacts in the single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) of nuclear medicine. This paper provides a new method for automatic correction of such motions. Under the formulation of a variable length correlation, abrupt body motions, gradual body motions, and heart upward creep are corrected in sequential passes. An affine transformation is used to compensate for changes in heart appearance caused by varying view angles in image acquisition. Additionally, a method is proposed for automatic exclusion of non-cardiac organs. The effectiveness of the method has been demonstrated with experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3979, Medical Imaging 2000: Image Processing, (6 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.387702
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Guo-Qing Wei, Siemens Corporate Research, Inc. (United States)
JianZhong Qian, Siemens Corporate Research, Inc. (United States)
Eric Chen, Siemens Medical Systems, Inc. (United States)
John Engdahl, Siemens Medical Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3979:
Medical Imaging 2000: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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