Motion correction of cardiac PET using mass-preserving registration

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Gigengack F, Ruthotto L, Burger M, Wolters CH, Jiang X, Schafers K
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2010
Seitenbereich: 3317-3319
ISBN: 9781424491063
ISSN: 1095-7863


Cardiac motion leads to image quality degradation in positron emission tomography (PET). In the literature gated listmode acquisition along with motion estimation techniques, such as optical flow or image registration, proved successful for respiratory motion correction. Cardiac gated PET images, however, are affected by the partial volume effect (PVE) which is expressed in strongly varying local intensities. This fact complicates the motion estimation process. To overcome this problem, the mass-preserving nature of PET images is identified and included into the image registration problem. We show that our mass-preserving registration approach allows cardiac motion correction with high accuracy due to realistic motion estimates. In addition, neglecting the mass-preserving property of PET is proven to entail unrealistic results. © 2010 IEEE.

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Gigengack, F., Ruthotto, L., Burger, M., Wolters, C.H., Jiang, X., & Schafers, K. (2010). Motion correction of cardiac PET using mass-preserving registration. (pp. 3317-3319). Knoxville, TN, usa.

Gigengack, Fabian, et al. "Motion correction of cardiac PET using mass-preserving registration." Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010, Knoxville, TN, usa 2010. 3317-3319.


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