Myocardial bloodflow by PET: Correction for spillover and partial volume

S. L. Bacharach*, R. O. Bonow, A. Cuocolo, P. Perrone-Filardi, L. M. Voipio-Pulkki, R. E. Carson, J. A. Frank, S. Maurea, B. Scheffknecht

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A method, based on the a bolus H2O15 bloodflow measurement, which can correct for spillover and partial volume in position emission tomography (PET), is presented. The results of this method are compared, at least partially, to other methods, in particular the radiolabeled carbon monoxide method for predicting spillover and the use of high spatial resolution gated cardiac magnetic resonance imaging scans to predict partial volume (PV). The PV and spillover corrections derived from the 15O-water results can be used to correct for PV effects and spillover effects in the myocardial activity distribution of any other positron emitting isotope, for example 18F-deoxyglucose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputers in Cardiology
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0818622253
StatePublished - May 1 1991
EventComputers in Cardiology - Proceedings - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Sep 23 1990Sep 26 1990

Publication series

NameComputers in Cardiology
ISSN (Print)0276-6574


OtherComputers in Cardiology - Proceedings
CityChicago, IL, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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