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1. (WO2018078203) METHOD FOR GENERATING NUCLEAR IMAGES FOR NUCLEAR-IMAGING DEVICES WITH CONTINUOUS CRYSTAL DETECTORS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/078203    International Application No.:    PCT/ES2017/070709
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 24 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G01T 1/164
G01T 1/29
G06T 11/00
Applicants: GENERAL EQUIPMENT FOR MEDICAL IMAGING, S.A.
UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS (CSIC)
Inventors: MOLINER MARTÍNEZ, Laura
CORRECHER SALVADOR, Carlos
BENLLOCH BAVIERA, José María
GONZÁLEZ MARTÍNEZ, Antonio Javier
Title: METHOD FOR GENERATING NUCLEAR IMAGES FOR NUCLEAR-IMAGING DEVICES WITH CONTINUOUS CRYSTAL DETECTORS
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a method for generating nuclear images for a nuclear-imaging device with continuous crystal detectors characterised by comprising: detecting the interaction between gamma photons from a radioactive source and the continuous crystal, thereby determining the point of impact of each photon in a detector; after determining the point of impact, generating a virtual pixel in each detector of the nuclear-imaging device around each impact position measured; assigning each virtual impact to a line of response (LOR); and producing a nuclear image based on the lines of response.