High quality SPECT imaging for human applications

01 October 2009 → 30 September 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
  • Engineering and technology
    • Electronics
    • Multimedia processing
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Medical biotechnology
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Signal processing
medical imaging SPECT scanner collimation imaging
Project description

SPECT is a medical imaging technique that uses radioisotopes , injected in the patients body. Traditionally, mechanical collimators are used to block non-perpendicular gamma rays. A technique, known from astronomy, uses electronic collimation. In this project, a combination of both mechanical and electronic collimation is used to improve SPECT image quality.