Low count PET data is a challenge for medical image reconstruction. The statistics of a dataset is a key factor of the quality of the reconstructed images. Reconstruction algorithms which would be able to compensate for low count datasets could provide the means to reduce the patient injected doses and/or reduce the scan times. It has been shown that the use of priors improve the image quality in low count conditions. In this study we compared regularised versus post-filtered OSEM for their performance on challenging simulated low count datasets. Initial visual comparison demonstrated that both algorithms improve the image quality, although the use of regularization does not introduce the undesired blurring as post-filtering.
|Titel||Journal of Physics|
|Status||Published - 16-sep.-2015|
|Evenement||International Conference on Bio-Medical Instrumentation and Related Engineering and Physical Sciences, BIOMEP 2015 - Athens, Greece|
Duur: 18-jun.-2015 → 20-jun.-2015
|Conference||International Conference on Bio-Medical Instrumentation and Related Engineering and Physical Sciences, BIOMEP 2015|
|Periode||18/06/2015 → 20/06/2015|