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Simulation Of A Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography Focusing Collimator System
Author(s): John R. Baker; Thomas F. Budinger
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Paper Abstract

A computer program to simulate the three dimensional impulse response of a convergent focus rectangular tube collimator system has been developed. The simulation is done by a deterministic algorithm that models geometric acceptance of photons, photon penetration of the septa, and single scatter interactions in the collimator walls. Output from the simulator is used as a basis set for the impulse response of a multiple detector SPECT system. The basis set is used by fitting procedures that estimate the impulse response of the Donner SPECT system (12 angles, 12x 128 detector positions per angle) from noisy measurements of a point source. These impulse response estimates are used to determine the weighting matrix of new emission reconstruction algorithms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0914, Medical Imaging II, (27 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968677
Show Author Affiliations
John R. Baker, University of California (United States)
Thomas F. Budinger, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0914:
Medical Imaging II
Samuel J. Dwyer III; Roger H. Schneider; Samuel J. Dwyer III; Roger H. Schneider; Roger H. Schneider; Samuel J. Dwyer III, Editor(s)

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