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Abstract #2450

MRI-Based Attenuation and Background Correction in Nuclear Projection Imaging

Mark Jason Hamamura1, Seunghoon Ha1, Werner W. Roeck1, James Hugg2, Dirk Meier3, Bradley E. Patt2, Orhan Nalcioglu1, 4

1Tu & Yuen Center for Functional Onco-Imaging, University of California, Irvine, CA, United States; 2Gamma Medica, Inc., Northridge, CA, United States; 3Gamma Medica, Inc., Fornebu, Norway; 4Department of Cogno-Mechatronics Engineering, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea, Republic of

Accurate radiotracer quantification in nuclear projection imaging requires both attenuation and background corrections. In this study, we acquired MR and nuclear projection images of a phantom using a novel MR-SPECT system. The MRI was then used to facilitate correction of the nuclear projection data. The results demonstrate improved accuracy for radiotracer quantification using data acquired from simultaneous imaging.