Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)

Nikant Sabharwal, Chee Yee Loong and Andrew Kelion

in Nuclear Cardiology

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Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780199206445
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725845 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)

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Introduction to SPECT 40

Specific issues of instrumentation, acquisition and processing 42

SPECT reconstruction: filtered back-projection 44

SPECT reconstruction: iterative reconstruction 46

Image reorientation 46

Colour display 46

Gated SPECT: acquisition and reconstruction 48

Attenuation correction 50

Ensuring high quality SPECT 52

Planar scintigraphic imaging represents a three-dimensional distribution of counts within a patient as a two-dimensional image. This results in a loss of contrast between the organ of interest and surrounding tissues due to activity in overlying and underlying structures....

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Subjects: Nuclear Medicine ; Cardiovascular Medicine

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