Small scintimammography detector based on a 5 inches PSPMT and a crystal scintillator array

D. Steinbach, Simon R Cherry, N. Doshi, A. Goode, B. Kross, S. Majewski, A. G. Weisenberger, M. Williams, R. Wojcik

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Abstract

We have been developing an application specific scintimammography gamma imaging detector based on a 5 inches diameter Hamamatsu R3292 position sensitive PMT. We have tested this PSPMT coupled two three different scintillating crystal arrays: YAP, CsI(Na) and NaI(Tl). Our results indicate that CsI(Na) is the best choice. In addition we have done measurements with the CsI(Na) array on a human torso phantom. The studies were directed toward development of optimized performance for imaging small lesions in the breast. Camera positioning during imaging and scatter rejection were investigated to arrive at a gamma imager and patient positioning scheme best suited for future patient studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference
EditorsO. Nalcioglu
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherIEEE
Pages1255-1259
Number of pages5
Volume2
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium - Albuquerque, NM, USA
Duration: Nov 9 1997Nov 15 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium
CityAlbuquerque, NM, USA
Period11/9/9711/15/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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