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Dual modality micro-SPECT and micro-CT for small animal imaging: technical advances and challenges
Author(s): Enrique W. Izaguirre; Mingshan Sun; James Carver; Steve Thompson; Bruce H. Hasegawa
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Paper Abstract

Small animal dual modality microSPECT-micro CT has seen many technological advances during recent years. The design of small animal dual modality scanners is a multidisciplinary field, where several interrelated technological problems must be integrated in a complex instrument. This article describes the general concepts that must be taken into consideration during the design process of dual modality microSPECT- microCT scanners. A description of the contemporary scanner technology is presented using the recently designed dual modality micro SPECT -microCT at the Physics Research Laboratory at UCSF. The technology is described with a simple approach to introduce the reader to the complex process of the dual modality scanner design. This article includes a discussion of current technological challenges that have potential to improve or expand the microSPECT-microCT performance and its applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5923, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications VII, 59230C (14 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.624926
Show Author Affiliations
Enrique W. Izaguirre, Univ. of California, San Francisco (United States)
Mingshan Sun, Univ. of California, San Francisco (United States)
James Carver, Jamco Engineering (United States)
Steve Thompson, Jamco Engineering (United States)
Bruce H. Hasegawa, Univ. of California, San Francisco (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5923:
Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications VII
F. Patrick Doty; H. Bradford Barber; Hans Roehrig, Editor(s)

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