Optimization of image reconstruction method of cerebral blood flow perfusion imaging with digital CZT SPECT

Purpose The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of filtered back projection (FBP), ordered subset expectation maximisation (OSEM), and different filters on cadmium zinc telluride single-photon emission computed tomography [CZT single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)] cerebral blood perfusion image quality to optimise the image reconstruction method. Methods Under routine clinical conditions, tomographic imaging was performed on the phantom and patients. Image processing included image reconstruction using FBP and OSEM, and the filtering method used Butterworth (Bw) and Gaussian (Gs) filters. Visual and semi-quantitative parameters [integral uniformity, root mean square (RMS) noise and contrast and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR)] were used to evaluate image quality to optimise image reconstruction parameters. One-way and two-way analysis of variance were used to process phantom and clinical data. Results In the tomographic images of the phantom, the semi-quantitative analysis showed that the integral uniformity of FBP+Bw was better than that of OSEM+Bw and OSEM+Gs (P 
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research