May 29, 2013

Algorithm delivers quantitative F-18 FDG PET partial volume correction

MolecularImaging, May 23rd, Kathy Fay Mahdoubi reports, “The use of algorithms is changing the game for close-as-possible assessment of tumor volume and resolution recovery from PET cancer imaging, especially small objects affected by partial volume effects. Researchers conducting phantom studies have optimized quantitative tumor delineation of F-18 FDG PET imaging with two specialized algorithms that provide accurate partial volume correction for volumes as small as one-third of a milliliter, according to research published May 8 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.”