The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) hosted its 2015 annual meeting this June in a calm Baltimore, Maryland. INVIA was happy
to participate as an exhibitor for the 9th year in a row. As exhibitors, we showcased our Corridor4DM v2015 application and met current 4DM users to
provide product demonstrations. This year INVIA was also involved in the scientific community, with two members of our research team invited to present
their abstracts during the Scientific Sessions.
Benjamin Lee, PhD presented his research
of motion and tissue weighting on PET myocardial blood flow estimates.” Dr. Lee found that respiratory motion is common during the blood pool phase
of a Coronary Flow Reserve (CFR) patient study. To compensate for this and ensure accurate Myocardial Blood Flow (MBF) and CFR results, the research
suggests that motion correction should be applied.
Jonathan Moody, PhD presented his research
findings “Effects of noisy weights on Rb-82 MBF estimation.” Dr. Moody’s
research focused on using weighted regression to estimate myocardial blood flow in dynamic Rb-82 PET patient studies. His research found that noisy
weights can produce biased myocardial blood flow estimates, while coronary flow reserve estimates are generally not affected.
INVIA’s participation in the SNMMI Annual Meeting as both an exhibitor and a presenter was a great opportunity to meet with medical professionals and share
our current research. We are already preparing for next year’s conference in beautiful San Diego, California!