Based on the proposed automated ROI method, this dissertation established a database of normal ranges of FDG standard uptake value (SUV) in major organ tissues of normal mice. A method of reducing data variability between mice by renormalizing the SUVs was presented. An SUV mean image as well as its standard deviation image of the normal mice group was also created. The usefulness of this database was demonstrated by testing a fasted mouse group on an organ-by-organ basis and a discriminant analysis.2.2.2 MicroPET and microCT studies PET scans were performed with a microPET Focus 220 system (Siemens, Oakridge, ... The 60-min dynamic scan sequence (8 x 0.5 s, 6 x 5 s, 6 x 10 s, 3 x 60 s, 2 x 120 s, 7 x 300 s) was started immediatelyanbsp;...
|Title||:||Methods for Automated Analysis of Small-animal PET Images|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|