2 March 2006 Accuracy and precision of dual energy CT imaging for the quantification of tissue fat content
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Proceedings Volume 6142, Medical Imaging 2006: Physics of Medical Imaging; 61421G (2006); doi: 10.1117/12.654669
Event: Medical Imaging, 2006, San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
We present the analysis of the accuracy and precision of dual energy material basis decomposition for the quantification of tissue fat content in computed tomography. We compare the benefits of a pre-reconstruction (sinogram-based) dual energy imaging technique versus a post-reconstruction (image) based dual energy decomposition technique using a numerical simulation. A phantom containing plastics of known composition is measured to validate the technique. The accuracy of the image based dual energy decomposition technique is contingent on the amount of beam hardening encountered in the phantom. The accuracy of the pre-reconstruction dual energy technique depends on how accurately the system spectral response can be modeled. In both cases the precision of the dual energy imaging is determined by the photon flux.
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Deborah J. Walter, Eric J. Tkaczyk, Xiaoye Wu, "Accuracy and precision of dual energy CT imaging for the quantification of tissue fat content", Proc. SPIE 6142, Medical Imaging 2006: Physics of Medical Imaging, 61421G (2 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.654669; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.654669
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Dual energy imaging

Calibration

Signal attenuation

Calcium

Computed tomography

Error analysis

Tissues

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