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Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/ultrasonography (US) fusion imaging

Martin Freesmeyer et al in recent edition of Radiology have reported an initial experience regarding the feasibility and applicability of quasi-integrated freehand single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/ultrasonography (US) fusion imaging in patients with thyroid disease. In their study, after intravenous application of 75 MBq of technetium 99m pertechnetate, freehand three-dimensional SPECT was performed. Data were reconstructed and transferred to a US system. The combination of two independent positioning systems enabled real-time fusion of metabolic and morphologic information during US examination. 

Reference and Further reading:
Hybrid Integration of Real-time US and Freehand SPECT: Proof of Concept in Patients with Thyroid Diseases. Martin Freesmeyer, Thomas Opfermann, and Thomas Winkens
Radiology 2014 271:3, 856-861 
Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/ultrasonography (US) fusion imaging Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Thursday, May 22, 2014 Rating: 5

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