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An iterative particle filter approach for respiratory motion estimation in nuclear medicine imaging
Author(s): Ashrani Aizzuddin Abd. Rahni; Kevin Wells; Emma Lewis; Matthew Guy; Budhaditya Goswami
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Paper Abstract

The continual improvement in spatial resolution of Nuclear Medicine (NM) scanners has made accurate compensation of patient motion increasingly important. A major source of corrupting motion in NM acquisition is due to respiration. Therefore a particle filter (PF) approach has been proposed as a powerful method for motion correction in NM. The probabilistic view of the system in the PF is seen as an advantage that considers the complexity and uncertainties in estimating respiratory motion. Previous tests using XCAT has shown the possibility of estimating unseen organ configuration using training data that only consist of a single respiratory cycle. This paper augments application specific adaptation methods that have been implemented for better PF estimates with an iterative model update step. Results show that errors are further reduced to an extent up to a small number of iterations and such improvements will be advantageous for the PF to cope with more realistic and complex applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7962, Medical Imaging 2011: Image Processing, 79624C (15 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.878086
Show Author Affiliations
Ashrani Aizzuddin Abd. Rahni, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)
Kevin Wells, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)
Emma Lewis, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)
Matthew Guy, Southampton Univ. Hospital Trust (United Kingdom)
Budhaditya Goswami, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7962:
Medical Imaging 2011: Image Processing
Benoit M. Dawant; David R. Haynor, Editor(s)

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