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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Content type: Original research

    Dopamine transporter (DaT) imaging (DaTSCAN) is useful for the differential diagnosis of parkinsonian syndromes. Visual evaluation of DaTSCAN images represents the generally accepted diagnostic method, but it ...

    Authors: Antonio Augimeri, Andrea Cherubini, Giuseppe Lucio Cascini, Domenico Galea, Maria Eugenia Caligiuri, Gaetano Barbagallo, Gennarina Arabia and Aldo Quattrone

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:4

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  12. Content type: Review

    While the first time-of-flight (TOF)-positron emission tomography (PET) systems were already built in the early 1980s, limited clinical studies were acquired on these scanners. PET was still a research tool, a...

    Authors: S. Vandenberghe, E. Mikhaylova, E. D’Hoe, P. Mollet and J. S. Karp

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:3

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  13. Content type: Original Research

    Obtaining the arterial input function (AIF) from image data in dynamic positron emission tomography (PET) examinations is a non-invasive alternative to arterial blood sampling. In simultaneous PET/magnetic res...

    Authors: Thies H. Jochimsen, Vilia Zeisig, Jessica Schulz, Peter Werner, Marianne Patt, Jörg Patt, Antje Y. Dreyer, Johannes Boltze, Henryk Barthel, Osama Sabri and Bernhard Sattler

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:2

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  14. Content type: Original research

    Low uptake ratios, high noise, poor resolution, and low contrast all combine to make the detection of neuroendocrine liver tumours by 111In-octreotide single photon emission tomography (SPECT) imaging a challenge...

    Authors: Tobias Magnander, E. Wikberg, J. Svensson, P. Gjertsson, B. Wängberg, M. Båth and Peter Bernhardt

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2016 3:1

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  15. Content type: Original research

    Recently, significant interest in 44Sc as a tracer for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging has been observed. Unfortunately, the co-emission by 44Sc of high-energy γ rays (E γ = ...

    Authors: Rafał Walczak, Seweryn Krajewski, Katarzyna Szkliniarz, Mateusz Sitarz, Kamel Abbas, Jarosław Choiński, Andrzej Jakubowski, Jerzy Jastrzębski, Agnieszka Majkowska, Federica Simonelli, Anna Stolarz, Agnieszka Trzcińska, Wiktor Zipper and Aleksander Bilewicz

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:33

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  16. Content type: Original Research

    A feasibility study was done to assess the capability of digital silicon photomultipliers to measure the Cherenkov luminescence emitted by a β source. Cherenkov luminescence imaging (CLI) is possible with a charg...

    Authors: Esther Ciarrocchi, Nicola Belcari, Alberto Del Guerra, Simon R. Cherry, Adrienne Lehnert, William C. J. Hunter, Wendy McDougald, Robert S. Miyaoka and Paul E. Kinahan

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:32

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  17. Content type: Teaching file

    Small-animal imaging has become an important technique for the development of new radiotracers, drugs and therapies. Many laboratories have now a combination of different small-animal imaging systems, which ar...

    Authors: Christian Vanhove, Jens P. Bankstahl, Stefanie D. Krämer, Eric Visser, Nicola Belcari and Stefaan Vandenberghe

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:31

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  18. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Ana Mota, Vesna Cuplov, Ivana Drobnjak, John Dickson, Julien Bert, Ninon Burgos, Jorge Cardoso, Marc Modat, Sebastien Ourselin, Jonathan Schott, Kjell Erlandsson, Brian Hutton and Kris Thielemans

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:30

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    The original article was published in EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:A44

  19. Content type: Original research

    The purpose of the study is to evaluate the physical performance of a Biograph mCT Flow 64-4R PET/CT system (Siemens Healthcare, Germany) and to compare clinical image quality in step-and-shoot (SS) and contin...

    Authors: Ivo Rausch, Jacobo Cal-González, David Dapra, Hans Jürgen Gallowitsch, Peter Lind, Thomas Beyer and Gregory Minear

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:26

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  20. Content type: Original research

    The aim of this study was to develop and validate an automated method for extracting forward stroke volume (FSV) using indicator dilution theory directly from dynamic positron emission tomography (PET) studies...

    Authors: Hendrik Johannes Harms, Lars Poulsen Tolbod, Nils Henrik Stubkjær Hansson, Tanja Kero, Lovisa Holm Orndahl, Won Yong Kim, Tomas Bjerner, Kirsten Bouchelouche, Henrik Wiggers, Jørgen Frøkiær and Jens Sörensen

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:25

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  21. Content type: Original research

    Radionuclide therapy can be individualized by performing dosimetry. To determine absorbed organ doses in 177Lu-DOTATATE therapy, three methods based on activity concentrations are currently in use: the small volu...

    Authors: Mattias Sandström, Ezgi Ilan, Anna Karlberg, Silvia Johansson, Nanette Freedman and Ulrike Garske-Román

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:24

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  22. Content type: Original research

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of bellows-based respiratory compensation and navigated hepatobiliary phase imaging to correct for respiratory motion in the setting of dedicated liver PET...

    Authors: Thomas A. Hope, Emily F. Verdin, Emily K. Bergsland, Michael A. Ohliger, Carlos U. Corvera and Eric K. Nakakura

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:21

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  23. Content type: Original research

    Advances in gamma camera technology and the emergence of a number of new theranostic radiopharmaceutical pairings have re-awakened interest in in vivo quantification with single-photon-emitting radionuclides. ...

    Authors: Dale L. Bailey, Thomas M. Hennessy, Kathy P. Willowson, E. Courtney Henry, David L.H. Chan, Alireza Aslani and Paul J. Roach

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:20

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  24. Content type: Original research

    Non-uniformity influences the interpretation of nuclear medicine based images and consequently their use in treatment planning and monitoring. However, no standardised method for evaluating and ranking heterog...

    Authors: Jonas Grafström, Hanna-Stina Ahlzén and Sharon Stone-Elander

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:19

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  25. Content type: Original research

    In integrated PET/MR hybrid imaging the evaluation of PET performance characteristics according to the NEMA standard NU 2–2007 is challenging because of incomplete MR-based attenuation correction (AC) for phan...

    Authors: Susanne Ziegler, Bjoern W. Jakoby, Harald Braun, Daniel H. Paulus and Harald H. Quick

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:18

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  26. Content type: Original research article

    Generally, attenuation correction is made by incorporating a linear attenuation coefficient, which is based on the attenuation coefficient map (mu-map) created from a computed tomography scan, into the ordered...

    Authors: Yuya Nakamura, Seiji Tomiguchi and Masayuki Tanaka

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:17

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  27. Content type: OriginalPaper

    To assess differences between four different voxel-based dosimetry methods (VBDM) for tumor, liver, and lung absorbed doses following 90Y microsphere selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) based on 90Y brems...

    Authors: Justin K Mikell, Armeen Mahvash, Wendy Siman, Firas Mourtada and S Cheenu Kappadath

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:16

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  28. Content type: Original research

    Image registration algorithms are frequently used to align the reconstructed brain PET frames to remove subject head motion. However, in occupancy studies, this is a challenging task where competitive binding ...

    Authors: Jieqing Jiao, Graham E. Searle, Julia A. Schnabel and Roger N. Gunn

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:15

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  29. Content type: Short communication

    We present a study performing motion correction (MC) of PET using MR navigators sampled between other protocolled MR sequences during simultaneous PET/MR brain scanning with the purpose of evaluating its clini...

    Authors: Sune H Keller, Casper Hansen, Christian Hansen, Flemming L Andersen, Claes Ladefoged, Claus Svarer, Andreas Kjær, Liselotte Højgaard, Ian Law, Otto M Henriksen and Adam E Hansen

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:14

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:23

  30. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Positron Emission Tomography (PET)-based automatic segmentation (PET-AS) methods can improve tumour delineation for radiotherapy treatment planning, particularly for Head and Neck (H&N) cancer. Thorough valida...

    Authors: B Berthon, C Marshall, R Holmes and E Spezi

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:13

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  31. Content type: Original research

    Cerebral blood flow (CBF), oxygen extraction fraction (OEF), and cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen (CMRO2) images have facilitated understanding of the pathophysiological basis of cerebrovascular disorders. Such ...

    Authors: Yukito Maeda, Nobuyuki Kudomi, Yasuhiro Sasakawa, Toshihide Monden, Koji Kato, Yuka Yamamoto, Nobuyuki Kawai and Yoshihiro Nishiyama

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2015 2:12

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  32. Content type: Meeting abstract

    Authors: Charalmpos Tsoukalas, Gautier Laurent, Gloria Jiménez Sánchez, Theodoros Tsotakos, Rana Bazzi, Dimitris Stellas, Constantinos Anagnostopoulos, Lia Moulopoulos, Vasilis Koutoulidis, Maria Paravatou-Petsotas, Stavros Xanthopoulos, Stephane Roux and Penelope Bouziotis

    Citation: EJNMMI Physics 2015 2(Suppl 1):A89

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

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