Development of position sensitive detectors for use in positron emission tomography of small laboratory animals

Simon R Cherry, Stefan Siegel, Anthony R. Ricci, Lars Eriksson, Edward J. Hoffman, Michael E. Phelps

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)613-617
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Volume348
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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