An investigation of the axial sampling requirements in cardiac PET studies for the detection of myocardial defects has been performed using stationary and beating heart phantoms. This study examines the relationship between defect volume quantification and axial sampling frequency in a stationary myocardium. In addtion, the effect myocardial motion has on this relationship is determined. The variation in volume and activity quantification as a function of defect position in the tomograph is also discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering