A retrospective on the LBNL PEM project

Jennifer S. Huber, William W. Moses, Gin Chung Wang, Stephen E. Derenzo, Ronald H. Huesman, Jinyi Qi, Patrick Virador, Woon Seng Choong, Emanuele Mandelli, Eric Beuville, Marzio Pedrali-Noy, Brad Krieger, Gerrit J. Meddeler

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We present a retrospective on the LBNL Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) project, looking back on our design and experiences. The LBNL PEM camera utilizes detector modules that are capable of measuring depth of interaction (DOI) and places them into 4 detector banks in a rectangular geometry. In order to build this camera, we had to develop the DOI detector module, LSO etching, Lumirror-epoxy reflector for the LSO array (to achieve optimal DOI), photodiode array, custom IC, rigid-flex readout board, packaging, DOI calibration and reconstruction algorithms for the rectangular camera geometry. We will discuss the highlights (good and bad) of these developments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-63
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Medica
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Depth of interaction
  • Positron emission mammography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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