Improved reconstructed image quality in aspect system with slit-slat collimation by combination of multiplexed and non-multiplexed data

Shelan Mahmood*, Kjell Erlandsson, Brian Hutton

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    Abstract

    The desirability of multiplexing in SPECT acquisition remains controversial. Allowing multiplexing is a way of optimizing system sensitivity, however multiplexing has been found to deteriorate the image quality due to the ambiguity in the origin of the projections. In this paper we explore the system designed specifically for brain SPECT based on multi slitslat (MSS) collimator in which the slit spacing is varied to provide a mix of multiplexed (MX) and non-MX data. The degree of multiplexing for individual slits (DM) is fixed and we vary the fractional number of projections that are multiplexed (FMP). The results showed significant increase in Signal to noise ratio (SNR) due to the reduced noise level in the reconstructed images with insignificant effect on the recovery coefficient (RC) and spatial resolution up to high degrees of multiplexing and with less than 30% non-MX projections. We therefore conclude that multiplexing can be used to increase system sensitivity and therefore reduce noise in the i age quality provided that mixed MX and non-MX data are acquired.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008
    EditorsS. Pillen
    Pages4598-4603
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008 - Dresden, Germany
    Duration: 19 Oct 200825 Oct 2008

    Other

    Other2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008
    CountryGermany
    CityDresden
    Period19/10/0825/10/08

    Keywords

    • Slit-slat collimator, multiplexing, image quality, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).

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