Investigation of the relationship between linear attenuation coefficients and CT Hounsfield units using radionuclides for SPECT

Saxby Brown, Dale L. Bailey, Kathy Willowson, Clive Baldock

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Abstract

This study has investigated the relationship between linear attenuation coefficients (μ) and Hounsfield units (HUs) for six materials covering the range of values found clinically. Narrow-beam μ values were measured by performing radionuclide transmission scans using 99mTc, 123I, 131I, 201Tl and 111In. The μ values were compared to published data. The relationships between μ and HU were determined. These relationships can be used to convert computed tomography (CT) images to μ-maps for single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) attenuation correction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1206-1212
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume66
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Attenuation correction
  • CT
  • Radionuclide
  • SPECT

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