Postdoc fellowship: Exponential Data Consistency Conditions for Patient Motion Detection and Correction in SPECT
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The ANR project SPECT-Motion-eDCC is a collaborative project between CREATIS, TIMC, OHI and LUMEN. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is a technique for imaging the 3D distribution of a radioactive tracer that has been administered to a patient to track certain biological functions. The long acquisition times (10-40 minutes) of SPECT make them prone to patient motion which decreases image quality. Exponential data consistency conditions (eDCC) are mathematical equations [1] that should be verified by the input data of SPECT reconstruction algorithms. Inconsistencies might be used to correct input data, e.g., to improve correction of the attenuation [2].


The goal of this postdoc fellowship is to implement motion correction in SPECT reconstruction using eDCC-based motion estimation. The investigations will start with Monte Carlo simulations of clinical SPECT scanners with a parallel collimator as those available at the LUMEN. Application to real data and pinhole SPECT will be investigated subsequently.


  • Select patient data from which SPECT acquisitions will be simulated,
  • Simulate SPECT projections with patient motion using GATE,
  • Implement motion correction in SPECT reconstruction with RTK

Required skills

  • Education: PhD in applied mathematics, computer sciences or medical physics.
  • Scientific interests: applied mathematics, computer sciences (medical image processing), medical physics.
  • Programming skills: Python, C++ (ITK, RTK).
  • Languages: command of English required, French optional.

Practical information

  • Supervision: Simon Rit
  • Location: Mainly at the Centre Léon Bérard, Lyon, France.
  • Period: 1 year, starting as soon as possible.
  • Salary (net): depending on experience, starting 2100 euros/month.
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[1] V. Aguilar, L. Ehrenpreis, and P. Kuchment. Range conditions for the exponential Radon transform. Journal d’Analyse Mathématique, 68(1):1–13, 1996.

[2] R.G. Wells and R. Clackdoyle. Feasibility of attenuation map alignment in pinhole cardiac SPECT using exponential data consistency conditions. Med Phys, 48(9):4955–4965, 2021.