lhsrtm 2.0.2 © 2002-2005 by Turku PET Centre
Estimates the BP from simplified reference tissue model :
______ K1' ___________
| | --> | | dCt(t)=
| | <-- | Cr | +R1*dCr(t)
| | k2'|___________| +k2*Cr(t)
| | ____________________ -(k2/(1+BP))*Ct(t)
| Cp | K1 | k3 | | Ct(t)=Cf(t)+Cb(t)
| | --> | Cf -------> Cb |
| | <-- | <------- |
| | k2 | | k4 | R1=K1/K1'=k2/k2'
|______| |___________|________| BP=k3/k4
The model is transformed to general linear least squares functions ,
which are solved using Lawson-Hanson non-negative least squares (NNLS)
algorithm . BP is estimated directly without division , but if
fitted TACs are saved, those are calculated from original model setting.
1) Tissue TAC file (*.dft)
2) Name of reference region in tissue file, or name of file
containing reference tissue TAC
3) Fit end time (duration)
4) Result file (existing file is overwritten)
5) Fitted regional TAC file (optional)
Reports BP+1=DVR instead of BP.
Mid frame times are used (y) or not used (n, default) even if frame
start and end times are available.
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Warning! BP seems to be underestimated with noisy data.
Weights are used if found in TAC data file.
See also: dftweigh
Keywords: DFT, modelling, binding potential, distribution volume
Last updated 2005-08-16 11:28:20