Published in Telemedicine Week, July 12th, 2005
"The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical feasibility of a simple image fusion technique with PET and CT images acquired separately using a vacuum cushion as a fixation device," scientists in Japan reported.
"Forty-four patients underwent whole-body PET using, F-18-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) followed by CT with IV contrast material. The patients were carefully fixed in an individually molded cushion to provide the same positioning for both examinations. The PET and CT images were fused on a workstation by using the lower margin...
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