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dc.contributor.authorAguiar Fernández, Pablo
dc.contributor.authorSilva Rodríguez, Jesús
dc.contributor.authorHerranz Carnero, Michel 
dc.contributor.authorRuibal Morell, Alvaro 
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-07T07:25:49Z
dc.date.available2017-06-07T07:25:49Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn2314-6133
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11940/6334
dc.description.abstractThe traditional lack of techniques suitable for in vivo imaging has induced a great interest in molecular imaging for preclinical research. Nevertheless, its use spreads slowly due to the difficulties in justifying the high cost of the current dedicated preclinical scanners. An alternative for lowering the costs is to repurpose old clinical gamma cameras to be used for preclinical imaging. In this paper we assess the performance of a portable device, that is, working coupled to a single-head clinical gamma camera, and we present our preliminary experience in several small animal applications. Our findings, based on phantom experiments and animal studies, provided an image quality, in terms of contrast-noise trade-off, comparable to dedicated preclinical pinhole-based scanners. We feel that our portable device offers an opportunity for recycling the widespread availability of clinical gamma cameras in nuclear medicine departments to be used in small animal SPECT imaging and we hope that it can contribute to spreading the use of preclinical imaging within institutions on tight budgets.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsAtribución 4.0 Internacional
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject.meshGamma Cameras 
dc.subject.meshPhantoms, Imaging
dc.subject.meshTomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon 
dc.titlePreliminary experience with small animal SPECT imaging on clinical gamma cameras
dc.typeArtigoes
dc.authorsophosAguiar, P.
dc.authorsophosSilva-Rodriguez, J.
dc.authorsophosHerranz, M.
dc.authorsophosRuibal, A.
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/369509
dc.identifier.sophos16575
dc.issue.number369509
dc.journal.titleBioMed research international
dc.organizationServizo Galego de Saúde::Estrutura de Xestión Integrada (EOXI)::EOXI de Santiago - Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago::Medicina nuclear
dc.organizationServizo Galego de Saúde::Estrutura de Xestión Integrada (EOXI)::EOXI de Santiago::IDIS.- Instituto de investigaciones sanitarias de Santiago
dc.page.initial369509
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.subject.decsCámaras gamma
dc.subject.decsFantasmas de Imagen
dc.subject.decsTomografía Computarizada de Emisión de Fotón Único
dc.typesophosArtículo Original
dc.volume.number2014


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