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 IJMPCERO  Vol.8 No.1 , February 2019
Study of Image Contrast Recovery Coefficient (CRC) of a Large Ring PET Scanner
Abstract: Image contrast recovery coefficient (CRC) of a large ring PET scanner “macroPET” was studied with septa and without septa configuration by ac-quiring data from a laboratory made 35.7 cm square phantom filled with 18-F. Images were reconstructed with simple 2D filtered back projection using Hann, Hamming and Parsen filters with different cut-off frequencies aiming to investigate the influence of filter and cut-off frequency on image contrast with septa and without septa mode. Results indicate that the CRC, for both hot and cold lesions, is excellent for diameters ≥ 3 cm using cut-off frequencies > 0.4. For a 2 cm hot lesion CRC is around 0.8 to 0.9. CRC for 1 cm hot and cold lesions is ~0.3, as expected. There is surprisingly little difference between results with and without septa. For hot lesions, septa appear to improve CRC slightly, but for cold lesions CRC is slightly poorer using septa.
Keywords: PET, Filter, Septa & CRC
Cite this paper: Ahasan, M. , Akter, S. , Khatun, R. , Uddin, M. , Islam, M. , Jamil, H. , Monika, A. , Rahman, M. , Das, R. , Rahman, M. , Sharmin, R. and Khanam, M. (2019) Study of Image Contrast Recovery Coefficient (CRC) of a Large Ring PET Scanner. International Journal of Medical Physics, Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology, 8, 46-56. doi: 10.4236/ijmpcero.2019.81005.
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