Ultra high resolution pinhole SPECT

K. Ogawa, T. Kawade, K. Nakamura, A. Kubo, T. Ichihara

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The aim of the study is to develop an ultra high-resolution pinhole SPECT system and analyze the performance by simulations. The pinhole SPECT was conducted with a Toshiba GCA-7200A gamma camera. The diameter of the pinhole was 1 mm. Data were acquired with a 128×128 matrix, and the distance from the center of rotation to the pinhole was 20 mm. The data were collected at 4 degree increments over 360 degrees. The Feldkamp method was used for image reconstruction. Before the image reconstruction, we corrected the center of rotation of the pinhole collimator. The imaging voxel was 0.27×0.27×0.27 mm3. From the experiments with a resolution phantom the spatial resolution was 1.05 mm (FWHM). The pinhole SPECT was also examined for in vivo imaging for studies of the heart in mice which were injected with Tc-99m-Tetrofosmin intravenously. In the reconstructed image the heart muscle of the mouse was clearly visualized. We also investigated the spatial resolution of the reconstructed image by means of simulations. The spatial resolution obtained from the simulation was 0.86 mm (FWHM).

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium - Albuquerque, NM, USA
Duration: 09-11-199715-11-1997


ConferenceProceedings of the 1997 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium
CityAlbuquerque, NM, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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