Evaluation of Simultaneous Dual-radioisotope SPECT Imaging Using 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose and 99mTc-tetrofosmin

Takahashi, Yasuyuki and Mochiki, Mizuki and Koyama, Keiko and Ino, Toshihiko and Yamaji, Hiroyuki and Kawakami, Atsuko (2016) Evaluation of Simultaneous Dual-radioisotope SPECT Imaging Using 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose and 99mTc-tetrofosmin. Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Biology, 4 (2). pp. 66-71.

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Abstract

Objective(s): Use of a positron emission tomography (PET)/single-photonemission computed tomography (SPECT) system facilitates the simultaneousacquisition of images with fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) andtechnetium (99mTc)-tetrofosmin. However, 18F has a short half-life, and 511keV Compton-scattered photons are detected in the 99mTc energy window.Therefore, in this study, we aimed to investigate the consequences of thesefacts.Methods: The crosstalk correction for images in the 99mTc energy windowinvolved the dual energy window (DEW) subtraction method. In phantomstudies, changes in the count of uniform parts in a phantom (due to attenuationfrom decay), signal detectability in the hot-rod part of the phantom, and thedefect contrast ratio in a cardiac phantom were examined.Results: For 18F-FDG in the step-and-shoot mode, nearly a 9 difference wasobserved in the count of projection data between the start and end positionsof acquisition in the uniform part of the phantom. Based on the findings,the detectability of 12 mm hot rods was relatively poor. In the continuousacquisition mode, the count difference was corrected, and detectability of thehot rods was improved. The crosstalk from 18F to the 99mTc energy windowwas approximately 13. In the cardiac phantom, the defect contrast in 99mTcimages from simultaneous dual-radionuclide acquisition was improved byapproximately 9 after DEW correction; the contrast after correction wassimilar to acquisition with 99mTc alone.Conclusion: Based on the findings, the continuous mode is useful for 18F-FDGacquisition, and DEW crosstalk correction is necessary for 99mTc-tetrofosminimaging.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WN Radiology . Diagnostic Imaging
Divisions: Journals > Asia Oceania J Nuclear Medicine & Biology
Depositing User: AOJNMB AOJNMB
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 12:51
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 12:51
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1009

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