Home       Research       Classes       Publications       LinksHome.htmlResearch.htmlClasses.htmlLinks.htmlshapeimage_1_link_0shapeimage_1_link_1shapeimage_1_link_2shapeimage_1_link_3shapeimage_1_link_4
 

PUBLICATIONS (3/2011)


Book Chapters


King MA, Glick SJ, Pretorius PH, Wells RG, Gifford HC, Narayanan MV: Attenuation, scatter, and spatial resolution compensation in SPECT. In Emission Tomography: The Fundamentals of PET and SPECT, MN Wernick, JN Aarsvold, eds, Academic Press, 2004.


Assessments of SPECT Oncologic Imaging


Wells RG, Simkin PH, Judy PF, King MA, Pretorius PH, Gifford HC, Schneider P: Maximizing the detection and localization of Ga-67 tumors in thoracic SPECT MLEM (OSEM) reconstructions. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 46:1191-1198, 1999.


Wells RG, Simkin PH, Judy PF, King MA, Pretorius PH, Gifford HC: The effect of filtering on the detection and localization of small Ga-67 lesions in thoracic single photon emission computed tomography images. Med Phys, 26:1382-1388, 1999.


Wells RG, King MA, Simkin PH, Judy PF, Brill AB, Gifford HC, Licho R, Pretorius PH, Schneider P, Seldin DW: Comparing filtered backprojection and ordered-subsets expectation maximization for small lesion detection and localization in Ga-67 SPECT. J Nucl Med,41:1391-1399, 2000.


Gifford HC, King MA, Wells RG, Hawkins WG, Narayanan MV, Pretorius PH: LROC analysis of detector-response compensation in SPECT. IEEE Trans Med Imaging 19:463-473, 2000.


Wells RG, King MA, Gifford HC, Pretorius PH: Single-slice versus multi-slice display for human observer lesion-detection studies. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 47:1037-1044, 2000.


Wells RG, Gifford HC, Pretorius PH, King MA: The impact of attenuation maps and patient motion on human-observer performance at Ga-67 lesion detection in SPECT. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 49:753-760, 2002.


Farncombe TH, Gifford HC, Narayanan MV, Pretorius PH, Bruyant P, Gennert M, King MA: An optimization of reconstruction parameters and investigation into the impact of photon scatter in Ga-67 SPECT. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 49:2148-2154, 2002.


Gifford HC, King MA, Narayanan MV, Pretorius PH: Effect of block-iterative acceleration on Ga-67 tumor detection in thoracic SPECT. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 49:50-55, 2002.


Gur YS, Farncombe TH, Pretorius PH, Gifford HC, Narayanan MV, Frey EC, Gagnon D, King MA: Comparison of scatter compensation strategies for myocardial perfusion imaging using Tc-99m labeled sestamibi. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 49:2309-2314, 2002.


Farncombe TH, Gifford HC, Narayanan MV, Pretorius PH, Frey EC, King MA: An assessment of scatter compensation strategies for Ga-67 tumor SPECT using channelized Hotelling observers and human LROC studies. J. Nucl Med, 45, 802-812, 2004.


Bruyant PP, Gifford HC, Gindi G, King MA: Numerical observer study of MAP-OSEM regularization methods with anatomical priors for lesion detection in 67Ga images. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 51:193-197, 2004.


Pereira NF, Gifford HC, Pretorius PH, Smyczynski M, Licho R, Schneider P, Farncombe T, King MA: An evaluation of iterative reconstruction strategies based on mediastinal lesion detection using hybrid Ga-67 SPECT images. Med Phys, 35, 4808, 2008.


Lehovich A, Bruyant PP, Gifford HC, Schneider PB, Squires S, Licho R, Gindi G, King MA: Impact on reader performance for lesion-detection/localization tasks of anatomical priors in SPECT reconstruction. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 28(9),1459-1467, 2009.


Assessments of SPECT Myocardial Imaging


Narayanan MV, King MA, Leppo J, Dahlberg S, Pretorius PH, Gifford HC: Optimization of regularization of attenuation and scatter-corrected Tc-99m cardiac SPECT studies for defect detection using hybrid images. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 48:785-789, 2001.


Narayanan MV, Gifford HC, King MA, Pretorius PH, Farncombe TH, Bruyant P, Wernick MN: Optimization of iterative reconstructions of Tc-99m cardiac SPECT studies using numerical observers. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 49:2355-2360, 2002.


Pretorius PH, Gifford HC, Narayanan MV, Dahlberg ST, King MA: Comparison of detection accuracy of perfusion defects in SPECT for different reconstruction strategies using polar map quantitation. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 50:1569-1574, 2003.


Assessments of PET Technology


Gifford HC, Wells RG, King MA: Human detection performance in PET and time-of-flight PET. Proc SPIE, 3663:187-198, 1999.


Assessments of Breast X-ray Imaging


Gifford HC, Didier C, Das M, Glick SJ: Optimizing breast-tomosynthesis acquisition parameters with scanning model observers. Proc SPIE, 6917, 2008.


Das M, Gifford HC, O’Connor M, Glick SJ: Evaluation of a variable dose acquisition methodology for breast tomosynthesis. Proc SPIE, 6913, 2008.


Das M, Gifford HC, O’Connor M, Glick SJ: Dose reduction in digital breast tomosynthesis using a penalized maximum likelihood reconstruction. Proc SPIE, 7258, 2009.


Das M, Gifford HC, O’Connor M, Glick SJ: Evaluation of a variable dose acquisition technique for microcalcification and mass detection in digital breast tomosynthesis. Med Phys, 36, 1976-1984, 2009.


Das M, Gifford HC, O’Connor M, Glick SJ: Improved MC detection in digital breast tomosynthesis using a PML reconstruction technique. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6136, 697-703, 2010.


Das M, Gifford HC, O’Connor M, Glick SJ: Penalized maximum likelihood reconstruction for improved microcalcification detection in breast tomosynthesis. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, to appear.


Das M, Gifford HC: Comparison of model-observer and human-observer performance for breast tomosynthesis: Effect of reconstruction and acquisition parameters. Proc SPIE, 7961, to appear.


Mathematical Model Observers


Gifford HC, Wells RG, King MA: A comparison of human observer LROC and numerical observer ROC for tumor detection in SPECT images. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 46:1032-1037, 1999.


Gifford HC, King MA, deVries DJ, Soares EJ: Channelized Hotelling and human observer correlation for lesion detection in hepatic SPECT imaging. J Nucl Med, 41:514-521, 2000.


Soares EJ, Gifford HC, Glick SJ: Computation of the ensemble channelized Hotelling observer signal-to-noise ratio for ordered-subset image reconstruction using noisy data. Proc SPIE, 5034:289-296, 2003.


Gifford HC, Pretorius PH, King MA: Comparison of human- and model-observer LROC studies. Proc SPIE, 5034:112-122, 2003.


Gifford HC, King MA, Pretorius PH, Wells RG: A comparison of human and model observers in multi-slice LROC studies. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 24:160-169, 2005.


Gifford HC, Kinahan PE, Lartizien C, King MA: Evaluation of multiclass model observers in PET LROC studies. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 54:116-123, 2007.


Lehovich A, Gifford HC, King MA: Model observers to predict human performance in LROC studies of SPECT reconstruction using anatomical priors. Proc SPIE, 6917, 2008.


Gifford HC, Pretorius PH, King MA: Assessment of scanning model observers with hybrid SPECT Images. Proc. SPIE, 6917, 2008.


Gifford HC, Pretorius PH, Brankov JG: Tests of scanning model observers for myocardial SPECT imaging. Proc SPIE, 7263, 2009.


Lehovich A, Gifford HC, King MA: Scanning model observers to predict human performance in LROC studies of SPECT reconstruction using anatomical priors. Proc SPIE, 7263, 2009.


O’Connor JM, Gifford HC, Brankov JG, Pretorius PH: Incorporating holistic search into a SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging numerical observer. Proc SPIE, 7966, to appear.


Gifford HC, King MA, Smyczynski MS: Accounting for Anatomical Noise in SPECT with a

Visual-Search Human-Model Observer. Proc SPIE, 7966, to appear.


Tomographic Reconstruction


Bouwens LR, Van de Walle R, Gifford HC, King MA, Lemahieu I, Dierckx RA: LMIRA: list-mode iterative reconstruction algorithm for SPECT. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 48:1364-1370, 2001.


Bouwens LR, Gifford H, Van de Walle R, King MA, Lemahieu I, Dierckx RA: Resolution recovery for list-mode reconstruction in SPECT. Phys Med Biol, 46:2239-2253, 2001.


LROC Analysis


Gifford HC, King MA: Case-sampling in LROC: a Monte Carlo analysis. Proc SPIE, 4324:143-152, 2001.


Miscellaneous


Beach RD, Depold H, Boening G, Bruyant PP, Feng B, Gifford HC, Gennert MA, Nadella S, King MA: An adaptive approach to decomposing patient-motion tracking data acquired during cardiac SPECT imaging. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 54:130-139, 2007.


Gu S, McNamara JE, Mitra J, Gifford HC, Johnson K, Gennert MA, King MA: Body deformation correction for SPECT imaging. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 4, 2708-2714, 2007.