High-resolution, anamorphic, adaptive small-animal SPECT imaging with silicon double-sided strip detectors

Heather L. Durko, Todd E. Peterson, Harrison H. Barrett, Lars R. Furenlid

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5 Scopus citations


We are developing a prototype gamma-ray imaging system that consists of two sets of movable, keel-edged copper-tungsten blades configured as crossed slits. These apertures can be positioned independently between the object and detector, producing an anamorphic image in which the axial and transaxial magnifications are not constrained to be equal. The detector is a 60 mm x 60 mm, millimeter thick, one-megapixel silicon double-sided strip detector. The flexible nature of this system allows the application of adaptive imaging techniques. We will discuss system details, calibration and acquisition methods, and our progress towards biological imaging applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Applications of Radiation Detectors
StatePublished - 2011
EventMedical Applications of Radiation Detectors - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 24 2011Aug 25 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherMedical Applications of Radiation Detectors
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • I
  • adaptive
  • anamorphic
  • calibration
  • contracting grid
  • crossed slits
  • double-sided strip detector
  • parameter estimation
  • silicon
  • small-animal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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