EANM’11 – Mini Course I
October 16, 2011, 14:30 – 15:30
The Clinical Value of the CT Image Produced for Attenuation Correction
Moderator: P. Hogg (Salford/Manchester), J. Thompson (Barrow)
|K. Szczepura (Salford/Manchester):
A Review of Low CT in SPECT/CT: System Capability and Dosimetry
|T. Kane (Blackpool): The Clinical Value of the CT Image Produced for Attenuation Correction|
- Discuss commercially available low dose/resolution CT system specifications, the resultant image qualities and associated patient doses they may incur.
- Propose approaches that can be taken to optimise CT dose and image quality in the context of SPECT-CT systems.
- State potential clinical uses for low dose/resolution CT images which are co-incidentally produced through the use of CT for attenuation correction.
- Outline a range of limitations of low dose/resolution CT images if they are to be used as an aid to clinical diagnosis.
SPECT-CT for attenuation correction is gaining popularity, with low dose/low resolution CT systems being common in many nuclear medicine centres. Knowing that some nuclear medicine centres have started to ‘view’ their low dose CT images as an aid to diagnosis, this session shall focus into the question “of what clinical value is the coincidentally produced CT image in SPECT/CT?”.
Key words: Low Dose CT, Low Resolution CT, Incidental Lesion Detection