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INSERT: A novel clinical scanner for simultaneous SPECT/MRI brain studies

Authors

  • B.F. Hutton
  • K. Erlandsson
  • D. Salvado
  • M. Occhipinti
  • Z. Papp
  • B. Tolgyesi
  • J. Willems
  • C. Piemonte
  • M. Carminati
  • T. Bukki
  • G. Legrady
  • A. Kuehne
  • Z. Nyitrai
  • T. Niendorf
  • P. Van Mullekom
  • H. Waiczies
  • K. Nagy
  • I. De Francesco
  • D. Mathe
  • L. Ottobrini
  • S.C. Short
  • C. Fiorini

Journal

  • IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference

Citation

  • 18264611

Abstract

  • A clinical SPECT insert for a commercial MRI scanner has been developed within the INSERT project, allowing simultaneous SPECT/MRI studies of the human brain. Here we present preliminary experimental results. The reconstructed resolution was 6-11 mm and the sensitivity 280-440 s -1 /MBq. The INSERT is the first clinical SPECT prototype for simultaneous SPECT/MRI.


DOI

doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2017.8532723