Comparison of parametric FBP and OS-EM reconstruction algorithm images forPET dynamic study

Citation
K. Oda et al., Comparison of parametric FBP and OS-EM reconstruction algorithm images forPET dynamic study, ANN NUCL M, 15(5), 2001, pp. 417-423
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Radiology ,Nuclear Medicine & Imaging
Journal title
ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
ISSN journal
0914-7187 → ACNP
Volume
15
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
417 - 423
Database
ISI
SICI code
0914-7187(200110)15:5<417:COPFAO>2.0.ZU;2-#
Abstract
An ordered subsets expectation maximization (OS-EM) algorithm is used for i mage reconstruction to suppress image noise and to make non-negative value images. We have applied OS-EM to a digital brain phantom and to human brain F-18-FDG PET kinetic studies to generate parametric images. A 45 min dynam ic scan was performed starting injection of FDG with a 2D PET scanner. The images were reconstructed with OS-EM (6 iterations, 16 subsets) and with fi ltered backprojection (FBP), and K1, k2 and k3 images were created by the M arquardt non-linear least squares method based on the 3-parameter kinetic m odel. Although the OS-EM activity images correlated fairly well with those obtained by FBP, the pixel correlations were poor for the k2 and k3 paramet ric images, but the plots were scattered along the line of identity and the mean values for K1, k2 and k3 obtained by OS-EM were almost equal to those by FBP. The kinetic fitting error for OS-EM was no smaller than that for F BP. The results suggest that OS-EM is not necessarily superior to FBP for c reating, parametric images.