Small-Animal SPECT Imaging


Matthew A. Kupinski Harrison H. Barrett, Editors
Springer Science+Business Media, Inc., 2005

In January 2004, the Center for Gamma-Ray Imaging (CGRI), a research resource funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), hosted The Workshop on Small-Animal SPECT in Tucson, Arizona. Over 80 people from around the world attended this workshop, which included numerous short courses and contributed papers. The primary objective of the workshop was to provide education in some of the key technologies and applications that have been going on in the Center. Topics presented at this workshop included scintillation and semiconductor detector technologies, digital signal processing techniques, system modeling and reconstruction algorithms, animal monitoring and handling, and applications of small-animal imaging. The workshop presented an opportunity for free interchange of ideas among the researchers, faculty, and attendees through presentations, panel discussions, lab tours, and question and answer sessions. The members of the Center for Gamma-Ray Imaging thought it important that the many interesting results and ideas presented at this workshop be written down to, hopefully, benefit other researchers. This volume is the result of that endeavor. Most short courses and contributed presentations are included in chapter form. The first seven chapters were contributed by faculty members in the Center, followed by chapters from our colleagues around the world.