The resolution of a gamma camera is depth-dependent and worsens with increasing distance to the camera resulting in a loss of fine details in SPECT images. A common approach to reduce the effects of this resolution loss is to utilize body-contour acquisition orbits. Even though body-contour orbits can improve resolution of reconstructed images their effect on lesion detection is not well known. To investigate whether body-contour orbits offer better defect detection performance than circular orbits in cardiac SPECT.
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