Investigation of lesion detectability in dynamic pet data sets

Guobao Wang, Jinyi Qi

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Abstract

Dynamic positron emission tomography (PET) has strong potentials for improving detection of cancers at their early stage. However, dynamic PET images are difficult to manipulate by human observers in the detection task because of the huge data size (3D in space + ID in time). One approach to reducing the size is to fit the dynamic images into a compartmental model and use the kinetic parameter images for tumor detection. In this paper we use numerical observers to investigate the performances of different approaches to the utilization of temporal information in dynamic PET for the detection task. Both object variability and measurement noise are considered in the Monte Carlo simulation. The results provide a useful guidance for the proper utilization of dynamic PET for tumor detection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro - Proceedings
Pages1344-1347
Number of pages4
Volume2006
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Apr 6 2006Apr 9 2006

Other

Other2006 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period4/6/064/9/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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