Reducing loss of image quality because of the attenuation artifact in uncorrected PET whole-body images

Johan Nuyts, Sigrid Stroobants, Patrick Dupont, Stefaan Vleugels, Patrick Flamen, Luc Mortelmans
2002 Journal of Nuclear Medicine  
Ignoring attenuation may increase the tumor-to-background ratio, but this increase does not imply improved tumor detection. The NEG-ML algorithm reduces the adverse effect of the attenuation artifact on visual image quality.
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