A new PET system for small-animal imaging

Donald W. Wilson, Lars R. Furenlid, Harrison H. Barrett, Yi Chun Chen

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We outline the design of a new small-animal PET system. This system employs modular scintillation cameras composed of nine PMTs coupled by a light guide to a monolithic NaI(Tl) scintillation crystal. The basic principles of the PET system are presented along with an overview of the electronics and position-estimation scheme. The potential advantages of this design are discussed and preliminary reconstructed images are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberM9-47
Pages (from-to)3389-3392
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
StatePublished - 2004
Event2004 Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, Symposium on Nuclear Power Systems and the 14th International Workshop on Room Temperature Semiconductor X- and Gamma- Ray Detectors - Rome, Italy
Duration: Oct 16 2004Oct 22 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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