TITLE:

Fusion of Small Animal Imaging on XSPECT and VISTA

 

AUTHORS:

 

Jianhua Yu, Susanne Hemker, Yuchuan Wang, Jurgen Seidel, Benjamin M.W. Tsui

 

PURPOSE:

 

To realize the co-registration of SPECT/CT small animal imaging on XSPECT system and of PET/CT small animal imaging on VISTA system automatically and accurately.

 

METHODS AND MATERIALS:

 

1. Acquire SPECT, PET and CT images of the point sources and line sources on different system settings.

2. Co-register 3-D images of the point/line sources by Amide.

3. Generate the registration parameter files.

4. Fix the CT image and adjust the SPECT or PET image (zoom, position, angle ) based on the parameters and system settings.

5. Develop a software package to realize the above procedure and to generate the resulting co-registered or fused images.

 

RESUULT:

 

Till now, we have develop a new software to realize the co-registration automatically. However, we are still striving to find a feasible way to generate the parameter files from point/line sources by PC.

 

MY OTHER WORK:

 

Cardiac and Respiratory Gating in Small Animals on the XSPECT

 

Xenogen in vivo Optical Imaging