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    Standard SPECT myocardial perfusion estimation from half-time acquisitions using deep convolutional residual neural networks

    , Article Journal of Nuclear Cardiology ; 2020 Shiri, I ; AmirMozafari Sabet, K ; Arabi, H ; Pourkeshavarz, M ; Teimourian, B ; Ay, M. R ; Zaidi, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer  2020
    Abstract
    Introduction: The purpose of this work was to assess the feasibility of acquisition time reduction in MPI-SPECT imaging using deep leering techniques through two main approaches, namely reduction of the acquisition time per projection and reduction of the number of angular projections. Methods: SPECT imaging was performed using a fixed 90° angle dedicated dual-head cardiac SPECT camera. This study included a prospective cohort of 363 patients with various clinical indications (normal, ischemia, and infarct) referred for MPI-SPECT. For each patient, 32 projections for 20 seconds per projection were acquired using a step and shoot protocol from the right anterior oblique to the left posterior... 

    Cardiac contraction motion compensation in gated myocardial perfusion SPECT: a comparative study

    , Article Physica Medica ; Volume 49 , 2018 , Pages 77-82 ; 11201797 (ISSN) Salehi, N ; Rahmim, A ; Fatemizadeh, E ; Akbarzadeh, A ; Farahani, M. H ; Farzanefar, S ; Ay, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Associazione Italiana di Fisica Medica  2018
    Abstract
    Introduction: Cardiac contraction significantly degrades quality and quantitative accuracy of gated myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) images. In this study, we aimed to explore different techniques in motion-compensated temporal processing of MPS images and their impact on image quality and quantitative accuracy. Material and method: 50 patients without known heart condition underwent gated MPS. 3D motion compensation methods using Motion Freezing by Cedars Sinai (MF), Log-domain Diffeomorphic Demons (LDD) and Free-Form Deformation (FFD) were applied to warp all image phases to fit the end-diastolic (ED) phase. Afterwards, myocardial wall thickness, myocardial to blood pool contrast, and...