Limited Angle Tomography reconstruction for non-standard MBI system by means of parallel-hole and pinhole optics

G. E. Poma, F. Garibaldi, F. Giuliani, T. Insero, M. Lucentini, A. Marcucci, P. Musico, J. Nuyts, F. Santavenere, G. Schrmann, C. Sutera, E. Cisbani

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Abstract

The purpose of the present work is the study of reconstruction properties of a new Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) device for the early diagnosis of breast cancer, in Limited Angle Tomography (LAT), by using two asymmetric detector heads with different collimators. The detectors face each other in anti-parallel viewing direction and, mild-compressing the breast phantom, they are able to reconstruct the inner tumour of the phantoms with only a limited number of projections using a dedicated maximum-likelihood expectation maximization algorithm. The phantoms, the MBI system, as well as the Monte Carlo simulator, are briefly described. The MBI system's model has been implemented in IDL, in order to evaluate the best LAT configuration of the system and its reconstruction ability by varying tumour's size, depth and uptake. The LAT setup in real and simulated configurations, as well as the maximum-likelihood method and the preliminary reconstruction results, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberC04019
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020

Keywords

  • computeraided software
  • coronary CT angiography (CTA)
  • Gamma camera
  • Image reconstruction in medical imaging
  • Medical-image reconstruction methods and algorithms
  • PET PET/CT
  • SPECT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Instrumentation

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