Phys Med Biol 2021 Mar 26. Epub 2021 Mar 26.
Department of Radiology, UC Davis Health System, 4860 Y Street, Suite 3100, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA, Sacramento, California, 95817, UNITED STATES.
Nuclear medical imaging devices, such as those enabling photon emission imaging (gamma camera, single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), or positron emission imaging (PET)), that are typically used in today's clinics are optimized for assessing large portions of the human body, and are classified as whole-body imaging systems. These systems have known limitations for organ imaging, therefore application-specific devices have been designed, constructed and evaluated. These devices, given their compact nature and superior technical characteristics, such as their higher detection sensitivity and spatial resolution for organ imaging compared to whole-body imaging systems, have shown promise for niche applications. Read More