Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

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Towards Deforming Motion Compensation Algorithms in Positron-Emission-Tomography

Towards Deforming Motion Compensation Algorithms in Positron-Emission-Tomography

In medical collaboration with:
Dr. Sibylle Ziegler

In academic collaboration with:
Dr. Magdalena Rafecas

Scientific Director: Nassir Navab

Contact Person(s): MoritzBlume

Keywords: Medical Imaging, Molecular Imaging


Subject of this project is the development of dedicated reconstruction algorithms for PET which take patient movements into account. Positron-emission-tomography (PET) is nowadays a well-established tool for diagnosing, staging and monitoring diseases in patients. However, due to the long acquisition times which are necessary for a PET scan, patient movements are often unavoidable. Patient motion during data acquisition can cause image blurring and even severe artifacts in the reconstructed image, thus posing a significant problem for further diagnosis and treatment. To date, available algorithms have been tested only on synthetic data since they rely on general transformation data of the patient which are currently not practically available. We aim at developing algorithms that work on partial transformation data that will be delivered e. g. by new laser cameras or com-bined PET/MRT machines.


Contact Person(s)

Moritz Blume
Dr. Moritz Blume


Technische Universität München
Institut für Informatik / I16
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching bei München

Tel.: +49 89 289-17058
Fax: +49 89 289-17059
Visit our lab at Garching.

Klinikum rechts der Isar
der Technischen Universitüt München
Ismaninger Str. 22
81675 München

IFL Lab - Room: 01.3a-c
Tel.: +49 89 4140-6457
Fax: +49 89 4140-6458
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