14 September 2005 Dual modality micro-SPECT and micro-CT for small animal imaging: technical advances and challenges
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Small animal dual modality microSPECT-micro CT has seen many technological advances during recent years. The design of small animal dual modality scanners is a multidisciplinary field, where several interrelated technological problems must be integrated in a complex instrument. This article describes the general concepts that must be taken into consideration during the design process of dual modality microSPECT- microCT scanners. A description of the contemporary scanner technology is presented using the recently designed dual modality micro SPECT -microCT at the Physics Research Laboratory at UCSF. The technology is described with a simple approach to introduce the reader to the complex process of the dual modality scanner design. This article includes a discussion of current technological challenges that have potential to improve or expand the microSPECT-microCT performance and its applications.
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Enrique W. Izaguirre, Enrique W. Izaguirre, Mingshan Sun, Mingshan Sun, James Carver, James Carver, Steve Thompson, Steve Thompson, Bruce H. Hasegawa, Bruce H. Hasegawa, } "Dual modality micro-SPECT and micro-CT for small animal imaging: technical advances and challenges", Proc. SPIE 5923, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications VII, 59230C (14 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.624926; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.624926
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