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  1. Content type: Original research

    Technetium-99m-hydrazinonicotinamide-Tyr3-octreotide (99mTc-HYNIC-TOC) is recognized as a promising radiopharmaceutical for diagnosing neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). However, 99mTc-HYNIC-TOC dosimetry has been inv...

    Authors: Xinchi Hou, Bozena Birkenfeld, Hanna Piwowarska-Bilska and Anna Celler

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:24

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  2. Content type: Opinion article

    To date, there is no published detailed checklist with parameters referencing the DICOM tag information with respect to the quality control (QC) of PET/CT scans. The aims of these guidelines are to provide the...

    Authors: Ivalina Hristova, Ronald Boellaard, Paul Galette, Lalitha K. Shankar, Yan Liu, Sigrid Stroobants, Otto S. Hoekstra and Wim J.G. Oyen

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:23

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  3. Content type: Original research

    We have previously developed a novel and highly consistent PET segmentation algorithm using a multi-level Otsu method (MO-PET). The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of MO-PET compared to conve...

    Authors: Inki Lee, Hyung-Jun Im, Meiyappan Solaiyappan and Steve Y. Cho

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:22

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  4. Content type: Original research

    Implementation of PET/CT in diagnosis of primary prostate cancer (PCa) requires a profound knowledge about the tracer, preferably from a quantitative evaluation. Direct visual comparison of PET/CT slices to wh...

    Authors: F. Schiller, T. Fechter, C. Zamboglou, A. Chirindel, N. Salman, C.A. Jilg, V. Drendel, M. Werner, P.T. Meyer, A.-L. Grosu and M. Mix

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:21

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  5. Content type: Original research

    Developments in single photon emission tomography instrumentation and reconstruction methods present a potential for decreasing acquisition times. One of such recent options for myocardial perfusion imaging (M...

    Authors: Eero Hippeläinen, Teemu Mäkelä, Touko Kaasalainen and Erna Kaleva

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:20

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  6. Content type: Original research

    A prototype anthropomorphic head and neck phantom has been designed to simulate the adult head and neck anatomy including some internal organs and tissues of interest, such as thyroid gland and sentinel lymph ...

    Authors: Mohammed S. Alqahtani, John E. Lees, Sarah L. Bugby, Piyal Samara-Ratna, Aik H. Ng and Alan C. Perkins

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:19

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  7. Content type: Original Research

    Robust quantitative analysis in positron emission tomography (PET) and in single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) typically requires the time-activity curve as an input function for the pharmacokine...

    Authors: Romain Espagnet, Andrea Frezza, Jean-Pierre Martin, Louis-André Hamel, Laëtitia Lechippey, Jean-Mathieu Beauregard and Philippe Després

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:18

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  8. Content type: Original research

    This study evaluates the consistency of PET evaluation response criteria in solid tumours (PERCIST) and European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) classification across different recons...

    Authors: Charline Lasnon, Elske Quak, Pierre-Yves Le Roux, Philippe Robin, Michael S. Hofman, David Bourhis, Jason Callahan, David S. Binns, Cédric Desmonts, Pierre-Yves Salaun, Rodney J. Hicks and Nicolas Aide

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:17

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  9. Content type: Original research

    The correction of γ-photon attenuation in PET-MRI remains a critical issue, especially for bone attenuation. This problem is of great importance for brain studies due to the density of the skull. Current techn...

    Authors: Vincent Lebon, Sébastien Jan, Yoann Fontyn, Brice Tiret, Géraldine Pottier, Emilie Jaumain and Julien Valette

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:16

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  10. Content type: Commentary

    The year, 2016, marked the 75th anniversary of Dr. Saul Hertz first using radioiodine to treat a patient with thyroid disease. In November of 1936, a luncheon was held of the faculty of Harvard Medical School ...

    Authors: Frederic H. Fahey, Frederick D. Grant and James H. Thrall

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:15

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  11. Content type: Original research

    A phantom in combination with an imaging protocol was developed to measure the limit of small lesion detection on different PET systems. Seven small spheres with inner diameters ranging from 3.95 up to 15.43 m...

    Authors: Stephen Adler, Jurgen Seidel, Peter Choyke, Michael V. Knopp, Katherine Binzel, Jun Zhang, Craig Barker, Shielah Conant and Roberto Maass-Moreno

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:13

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  12. Content type: Original Research

    Accurate PET quantification demands attenuation correction (AC) for both patient and hardware attenuation of the 511 keV annihilation photons. In hybrid PET/MR imaging, AC for stationary hardware components su...

    Authors: Thorsten Heußer, Christopher M. Rank, Yannick Berker, Martin T. Freitag and Marc Kachelrieß

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:12

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  13. Content type: Original research

    Monolithic scintillators read out by arrays of photodetectors represent a promising solution to obtain high spatial resolution and the depth of interaction (DOI) of the annihilation photon. We have recently in...

    Authors: Matteo Morrocchi, Giovanni Ambrosi, Maria Giuseppina Bisogni, Filippo Bosi, Marco Boretto, Piergiorgio Cerello, Maria Ionica, Ben Liu, Francesco Pennazio, Maria Antonietta Piliero, Giovanni Pirrone, Vasile Postolache, Richard Wheadon and Alberto Del Guerra

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:11

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  14. Content type: Original research

    Our aim was to characterize the influence of time-of-flight (TOF) and point spread function (PSF) recovery corrections, as well as ordered subset expectation maximization (OSEM) reconstruction parameters, in 82Rb...

    Authors: P. Chilra, S. Gnesin, G. Allenbach, M. Monteiro, J. O. Prior, L. Vieira and J. A. Pires Jorge

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:10

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  15. Content type: Short communication

    Our aim was to evaluate if a recently introduced TOF PET system with digital photon counting technology (Philips Healthcare), potentially providing an improved image quality over analogue systems, can fulfil E...

    Authors: Daniëlle Koopman, Maureen Groot Koerkamp, Pieter L. Jager, Hester Arkies, Siert Knollema, Cornelis H. Slump, Pedro G. Sanches and Jorn A. van Dalen

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:9

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  16. Content type: Original research

    [123I]FP-CIT is a well-established radiotracer for the diagnosis of dopaminergic degenerative disorders. The European Normal Control Database of DaTSCAN (ENC-DAT) of healthy controls has provided age and gender-s...

    Authors: Livia Tossici-Bolt, John C. Dickson, Terez Sera, Jan Booij, Susanne Asenbaun-Nan, Maria C. Bagnara, Thierry Vander Borght, Cathrine Jonsson, Robin de Nijs, Swen Hesse, Pierre M. Koulibaly, Umit O. Akdemir, Michel Koole, Klaus Tatsch and Andrea Varrone

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:8

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  17. Content type: Original research

    In order to obtain a reliable 177Lu-DOTATATE therapy dosimetry, it is crucial to acquire accurate and precise activity measurements with the radionuclide calibrator, the SPECT/CT camera, and the NaI(Tl) well coun...

    Authors: Gwennaëlle Marin, Bruno Vanderlinden, Ioannis Karfis, Thomas Guiot, Zena Wimana, Patrick Flamen and Stefaan Vandenberghe

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:7

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  18. Content type: Original Research

    Radiolabeled OTSA101, a monoclonal antibody targeting synovial sarcoma (SS) developed by OncoTherapy Science, was used to treat relapsing SS metastases following a theranostic procedure: in case of significant 11...

    Authors: David Sarrut, Jean-Noël Badel, Adrien Halty, Gwenaelle Garin, David Perol, Philippe Cassier, Jean-Yves Blay, David Kryza and Anne-Laure Giraudet

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:6

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  19. Content type: Short communication

    Simultaneous cardiac perfusion studies are an increasing trend in PET-MR imaging. During dynamic PET imaging, the introduction of gadolinium-based MR contrast agents (GBCA) at high concentrations during a dual...

    Authors: Jim O’ Doherty and Paul Schleyer

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:4

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  20. Content type: Original research

    Patients with somatostatin receptor-expressing neuroendocrine tumours can be treated with intravenously administered 177Lu-octreotate. Few patients are cured with the present protocol due to the current dose limi...

    Authors: Viktor Sandblom, Ingun Ståhl, Roger Olofsson Bagge and Eva Forssell-Aronsson

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:3

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  21. Content type: Original research

    The aim of the study is to assess accuracy of activity quantification of 177Lu studies performed according to recommendations provided by the committee on Medical Internal Radiation Dose (MIRD) pamphlets 23 and 2...

    Authors: Carlos F. Uribe, Pedro L. Esquinas, Jesse Tanguay, Marjorie Gonzalez, Emilie Gaudin, Jean-Mathieu Beauregard and Anna Celler

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:2

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  22. Content type: Original research

    The use of integrated PET-MR offers new opportunities for comprehensive assessment of cardiac morphology and function. However, little is known on the quantitative accuracy of cardiac PET imaging with integrat...

    Authors: Tanja Kero, Jonny Nordström, Hendrik J. Harms, Jens Sörensen, Håkan Ahlström and Mark Lubberink

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2017 4:1

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  23. Content type: Original research

    The convolution approach to thyroid time-activity curve (TAC) data fitting with a gamma distribution convolution (GDC) TAC model following bolus intravenous injection is presented and applied to 99mTc-MIBI data. ...

    Authors: Carl A. Wesolowski, Surajith N. Wanasundara, Michal J. Wesolowski, Belkis Erbas and Paul S. Babyn

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:31

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  24. Content type: Original research

    [18F]HX4 is a promising new PET tracer developed to identify hypoxic areas in tumor tissue. This study analyzes [18F]HX4 kinetics and assesses the performance of simplified methods for quantification of [18F]HX4 ...

    Authors: E. E. Verwer, C. M. L. Zegers, W. van Elmpt, R. Wierts, A. D. Windhorst, F. M. Mottaghy, P. Lambin and R. Boellaard

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:30

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  25. Content type: Original Research

    Quantitative single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is challenging, especially for pancreatic beta cell imaging with 111In-exendin due to high uptake in the kidneys versus much lower uptake in the nea...

    Authors: Wietske Woliner-van der Weg, Laura N. Deden, Antoi P. W. Meeuwis, Maaike Koenrades, Laura H. C. Peeters, Henny Kuipers, Geert Jan Laanstra, Martin Gotthardt, Cornelis H. Slump and Eric P. Visser

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:29

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  26. Content type: Original research

    Positron emission tomography (PET) with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is now a routine procedure for the management of cancer patients. Intravenous administration of FDG is sometimes halted due to troubles. In suc...

    Authors: Kenta Sakaguchi, Makoto Hosono, Tomomi Imamura, Naomi Takahara, Misa Hayashi, Yuko Yakushiji, Kazunari Ishii, Tatsuro Uto and Takamichi Murakami

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:28

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  27. Content type: Original research

    The impact of increased energy resolution of cadmium–zinc–telluride (CZT) cameras on the assessment of left ventricular function under dual-isotope conditions (99mTc and 123I) remains unknown.

    Authors: Tanguy Blaire, Alban Bailliez, Fayçal Ben Bouallegue, Dimitri Bellevre, Denis Agostini and Alain Manrique

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:27

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  28. Content type: Original article

    The point spread function (PSF) of positron emission tomography (PET) depends on the position across the field of view (FOV). Reconstruction based on PSF improves spatial resolution and quantitative accuracy. ...

    Authors: Taisuke Murata, Kenta Miwa, Noriaki Miyaji, Kei Wagatsuma, Tomoyuki Hasegawa, Keiichi Oda, Takuro Umeda, Takashi Iimori, Yoshitada Masuda, Takashi Terauchi and Mitsuru Koizumi

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:26

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  29. Content type: Original research

    Both enantiomers of [18F]flubatine are new radioligands for neuroimaging of α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors with positron emission tomography (PET) exhibiting promising pharmacokinetics which makes them at...

    Authors: Mathias Kranz, Bernhard Sattler, Solveig Tiepolt, Stephan Wilke, Winnie Deuther-Conrad, Cornelius K. Donat, Steffen Fischer, Marianne Patt, Andreas Schildan, Jörg Patt, René Smits, Alexander Hoepping, Jörg Steinbach, Osama Sabri and Peter Brust

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:25

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  30. Content type: Short communication

    Recent advancements in PET instrumentation have made the non-invasive assessment of cardiovascular function in small animals a reality. The majority of small animal PET systems use stationary detector gantries...

    Authors: Paul R. Territo, Amanda A. Riley, Brian P. McCarthy and Gary D. Hutchins

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:24

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  31. Content type: Original research

    While fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and amyloid PET is valuable for patient management, research, and clinical trial of therapeutics on Alzheimer’s disease, the specific details of the PET scanning method including...

    Authors: Yasuhiko Ikari, Go Akamatsu, Tomoyuki Nishio, Kenji Ishii, Kengo Ito, Takeshi Iwatsubo and Michio Senda

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:23

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  32. Content type: Original research

    For tumour imaging with PET, the literature proposes to administer a patient-specific FDG activity that depends quadratically on a patient’s body weight. However, a practical approach on how to implement such ...

    Authors: Daniëlle Koopman, Jochen A. C. van Osch, Pieter L. Jager, Carlijn J. A. Tenbergen, Siert Knollema, Cornelis H. Slump and Jorn A. van Dalen

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:22

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  33. Content type: Original research

    177Lu-DOTATATE is a valuable treatment option for patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumours overexpressing somatostatin receptors. Though well tolerated in general, bone marrow to...

    Authors: Johanna Svensson, Tobias Rydén, Linn Hagmarker, Jens Hemmingsson, Bo Wängberg and Peter Bernhardt

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:21

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  34. Content type: Review

    The search for novel image contrasts has been a major driving force in the magnetic resonance (MR) research community, in order to gain further information on the body’s physiological and pathological conditions.

    Authors: B. Wu, G. Warnock, M. Zaiss, C. Lin, M. Chen, Z. Zhou, L. Mu, D. Nanz, R. Tuura and G. Delso

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:19

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  35. Content type: Short communication

    The purpose of this study is to specify a simple procedure for a robust data conversion of radioactivity value between plastic scintillator (PL) and NaI scintillator (NaI) devices.

    Authors: Takeshi Hara, Tadahiko Ishihara, Takahiko Asano, Masayuki Matsuo, Tetsuro Katafuchi and Hiroshi Fujita

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:18

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  36. Content type: Original research

    The use of selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) is rapidly increasing, and the need for quantification and dosimetry is becoming more widespread to facilitate treatment planning and verification. The ai...

    Authors: Jonathan I. Gear, Craig Cummings, Allison J. Craig, Antigoni Divoli, Clive D. C. Long, Michael Tapner and Glenn D. Flux

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:17

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  37. Content type: Original research

    The recent spread of positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) poses extremity dosimetry challenges. The question arose whether the radiation dose measured by the ring thermoluminescent dosimet...

    Authors: Fabien Salesses, Paul Perez, Aline E. Maillard, Julie Blanchard, Sabine Mallard and Laurence Bordenave

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:16

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  38. Content type: Original research

    Somatostatin analogue-based radionuclide therapy with 177Lu-DOTATATE is an important treatment option for patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumours overexpressing somatostatin receptors. In addition to the ki...

    Authors: Johanna Svensson, Linn Hagmarker, Tobias Magnander, Bo Wängberg and Peter Bernhardt

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:15

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  39. Content type: Original research

    The purpose of this study was twofold: to evaluate the quantitative stability of a SPECT/CT gamma camera over time and to determine if daily flood acquisitions can reliably serve as calibration factors for qua...

    Authors: Wendy A. McDougald, Robert S. Miyaoka, Adam M. Alessio, Robert L. Harrison and Thomas K. Lewellen

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:14

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  40. Content type: Original research

    The study aims to develop and validate an automatic delineation method for estimating red bone marrow (RM) activity concentration and absorbed dose in 89Zr positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT...

    Authors: N.E. Makris, R. Boellaard, C.W. Menke, A.A. Lammertsma and M.C. Huisman

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:13

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  41. Content type: Original Research

    Patient-specific absorbed dose calculations for molecular radiotherapy require accurate activity quantification. This is commonly derived from Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) imaging using a...

    Authors: Andrew P. Robinson, Jill Tipping, David M. Cullen, David Hamilton, Richard Brown, Alex Flynn, Christopher Oldfield, Emma Page, Emlyn Price, Andrew Smith and Richard Snee

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:12

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  42. Content type: Short communication

    We present a quick and easy method to perform quantitatively accurate PET scans of typical water-filled PET plastic shell phantoms on the Siemens Biograph mMR PET/MR system.

    Authors: Sune H. Keller, Björn Jakoby, Susanne Svalling, Andreas Kjaer, Liselotte Højgaard and Thomas L. Klausen

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:11

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  43. Content type: Original research

    A brain single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) system using cadmium telluride (CdTe) solid-state detectors was previously developed. This CdTe-SPECT system is suitable for simultaneous dual-radionu...

    Authors: Wataru Takeuchi, Atsuro Suzuki, Tohru Shiga, Naoki Kubo, Yuichi Morimoto, Yuichiro Ueno, Keiji Kobashi, Kikuo Umegaki and Nagara Tamaki

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:10

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  44. Content type: Original Research

    The limited spatial resolution of the clinical PET scanners results in image blurring and does not allow for accurate quantification of very thin or small structures (known as partial volume effect). In cardiac i...

    Authors: Anna Turco, Johan Nuyts, Olivier Gheysens, Jürgen Duchenne, Jens-Uwe Voigt, Piet Claus and Kathleen Vunckx

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:9

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  45. Content type: Original research

    Integrated PET/MRI with hyperpolarized 13C magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (13C-MRSI) offers simultaneous, dual-modality metabolic imaging. A prerequisite for the use of simultaneous imaging is the absen...

    Authors: Adam E. Hansen, Flemming L. Andersen, Sarah T. Henriksen, Alexandre Vignaud, Jan H. Ardenkjaer-Larsen, Liselotte Højgaard, Andreas Kjaer and Thomas L. Klausen

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:7

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  46. Content type: Original research

    CATI is a French initiative launched in 2010 to handle the neuroimaging of a large cohort of subjects recruited for an Alzheimer’s research program called MEMENTO. This paper presents our test protocol and res...

    Authors: Marie-Odile Habert, Sullivan Marie, Hugo Bertin, Moana Reynal, Jean-Baptiste Martini, Mamadou Diallo, Aurélie Kas and Régine Trébossen

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:6

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