SPECT/MRI compatibility

In the last 10 years, there has been a growing interest in multimodality imaging. Integrating different modalities in a single device is advantageous for several reasons: improved patient’s comfort, better diagnosis, and more efficient hospital logistics. Single Photon Emission Tomography (SPECT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are two complementary modalities: SPECT is a functional imaging technique (Fig. 1a) while MRI is structural (Fig. 1c). A SPECT device consists of two main components: a detector and a collimator. We focus on the MRI-compatibility of SPECT collimators and more specifically 3D-printed tungsten collimators.


Researcher: Karen Van Audenhaege.