We report the development of high resolution detector modules for use in PET imaging of small laboratory animals. The detectors are based on thin blocks of NaI coupled to a light guide which serves to share the scintillation light between four photomultiplier tubes. Monte Carlo simulations of photon transport within the scintillator and light guide, together with initial experimental results, suggest that a detector resolution of approximately 2 mm is obtainable using 18F or 11C labeled tracers.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics