Brain SPECT Imaging

Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) is a nuclear imaging technique often used for functional cerebral imaging. Current whole-body systems have shown to be clinically useful in a wide range of neurological diseases like dementia, cerebrovascular diseases and epilepsy. However, a dedicated brain SPECT system with a better sensitivity and resolution could result in better diagnosis and more effective treatment. A SPECT device consists of two main components: a detector and a collimator. We focus on innovative collimator design and optimized a multi-pinhole collimator insert for an existing ring of LaBr3 detectors.


Researcher: Karen Van Audenhaege