Introducing a Dedicated Cardiac SPECT Imaging System: ProSPECT

  • Behnoosh Teimourian Fard ORCID Research Center for Molecular and Cellular Imaging, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Kiarash Amirmozaffari Sabet ORCID School of Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohmmadreza Ay ORCID Mail Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Cardiac SPECT, Nuclear Medicine, NEMA, Calibration


Purpose: Cardiac PSECT imaging is widely used for many clinical practices such as the diagnostic of coronary artery diseases (CAD) and myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). In this work, we introduced the ProSPECT system, a dedicated cardiac SPECT system with open-gantry design.
Materials and Methods: In we assessed the performance of the system based on NEMA-NU1-2007 standards. The ProSPECT system was characterized by measurement of planar, tomographic and clinical parameters.Results: Planar measurements showed that 7.6 mm and 8.9% of spatial resolution and energy resolution at 140 keV, respectively. The tomographic resolution at 250 mm radius of rotation was 12.3 mm. Also, the maximum LOR and COR error for the tomographic imaging is obtained 1.1 mm and 1.8 mm respectively. The clinical images that obtained using the system confirmed by expert nuclear medicine physician.  
Conclusion: It concluded that the ProSPECT imaging is qualified for cardiac SPECT imaging.

How to Cite
Teimourian Fard B, Amirmozaffari Sabet K, Ay M. Introducing a Dedicated Cardiac SPECT Imaging System: ProSPECT. Frontiers Biomed Technol. 6(3):156-160.
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