@inproceedings{0deb040ef04543f18c2baaa72f77be7b,

title = "Impact of fano factor on position and energy estimation in scintillation detectors",

abstract = "The Fano factor for an integer-valued random variable is defined as the ratio of its variance to its mean. Light from various scintillation crystals has been reported to have Fano factors from sub-Poisson (Fano factor < 1), Poisson (Fano factor = 1) to super-Poisson (Fano factor > 1). For a given mean, a smaller Fano factor implies a smaller variance and thus less noise. We investigate if lower noise in the scintillation light results in better spatial and energy resolution in a scintillation imaging detector. The impact of Fano factor on estimation of position of interaction and energy deposited in simple gamma-camera geometries is estimated by calculating the Cram{\'e}r-Rao bound. The calculated Cram{\'e}r-Rao bound is quantitatively validated by estimating the variance of the maximum likelihood estimator.",

keywords = "Energy Estimation, Fano factor, Position Estimation, Scintillators",

author = "Vaibhav Bora and Barrett, {Harrison H.} and Jha, {Abhinav K.} and Eric Clarkson",

year = "2013",

doi = "10.1117/12.2033642",

language = "English (US)",

isbn = "9780819497048",

series = "Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering",

booktitle = "Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications XIV",

note = "Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications XIV ; Conference date: 28-08-2013 Through 28-08-2013",

}