Quantitative and qualitative comparison of continuous bed motion and traditional step and shoot PET/CT

Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2014 Dec 15;5(1):56-64. eCollection 2015.


New developments in PET/CT technology have enabled the commercial availability of continuous bed motion (CBM) acquisition methods. This technology has some potential performance benefits compared to standard step and shoot (SS) imaging, however, this technology has not been assessed with regard to quantitative and image quality parameters compared to traditional SS techniques. This study seeks to compare clinically relevant quantitative and image quality parameters using CBM and SS data collection methods with the intent of providing assistance in making educated decisions regarding imaging protocol development when using CBM technology versus SS imaging.

Keywords: CBM; CT; PET; continuous bed motion.