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dc.contributor.authorVaz, Tânia-
dc.contributor.authorVieira, Lina-
dc.contributor.authorSousa, Eva-
dc.contributor.authorCosta, Durval C.-
dc.contributor.authorAlmeida, Pedro-
dc.identifier.citationVaz TF, Vieira L, Sousa E, Costa DC, Almeida P. The influence of count’s number in myocardium in the determination of reproducible parameters in Gated-SPECT studies simulated with GATE. In International Conference on Algebraic and Symbolic Computation, Lisbon (Portugal), 9-10 September 2013.por
dc.description.abstractMyocardial Perfusion Gated Single Photon Emission Tomography (Gated-SPET) imaging is used for the combined evaluation of myocardial perfusion and left ventricular (LV). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of the total number of counts acquired from myocardium, in the calculation of myocardial functional parameters using routine software procedures. Methods: Gated-SPET studies were simulated using Monte Carlo GATE package and NURBS phantom. Simulated data were reconstructed and processed using the commercial software package Quantitative Gated-SPECT. The Bland-Altman and Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon tests were used to analyze the influence of the number of total counts in the calculation of LV myocardium functional parameters. Results: In studies simulated with 3MBq in the myocardium there were significant differences in the functional parameters: Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), end-systolic volume (ESV), Motility and Thickness; between studies acquired with 15s/projection and 30s/projection. Simulations with 4.2MBq show significant differences in LVEF, end-diastolic volume (EDV) and Thickness. Meanwhile in the simulations with 5.4MBq and 8.4MBq the differences were statistically significant for Motility and Thickness. Conclusion: The total number of counts per simulation doesn't significantly interfere with the determination of Gated-SPET functional parameters using the administered average activity of 450MBq to 5.4MBq in myocardium.por
dc.subjectNuclear medicinepor
dc.titleThe influence of count's number in myocardium in the determination of reproducible parameters in Gated-SPECT studies simulated with GATEpor
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