核医学イメージングにおける画像再構成法 [in Japanese] Brief Review of Image Reconstruction Methods for Imaging in Nuclear Medicine [in Japanese]
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Emission computed tomography (ECT) has as its major emphasis the quantitative determination of the moment to moment changes in the chemistry and flow physiology of injected or inhaled compounds labeled with radioactive atoms in a human body. The major difference lies in the fact that ECT seeks to describe the location and intensity of sources of emitted photons in an attenuating medium whereas transmission X-ray computed tomography (TCT) seeks to determine the distribution of the attenuating medium. A second important difference between ECT and TCT is that of available statistics. ECT statistics are low because each photon without control in emitting direction must be detected and analyzed, not as in TCT. The following sections review the historical development of image reconstruction methods for imaging in nuclear medicine, relevant intrinsic concepts for image reconstruction on ECT, and current status of volume imaging as well as a unique approach on iterative techniques for ECT.
- Japanese Journal of Medical Physics (Igakubutsuri)
Japanese Journal of Medical Physics (Igakubutsuri) 19(3), 130-147, 1999-09-30
Japan Society of Medical Physics