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Title: Positron-emission tomography detector systems based on low-density liquid scintillators and precise time-resolving photodetectors

Abstract

TOF-PET detector systems, and methods for imaging photon-emitting samples using the detector systems, are provided. The TOF-PET detector systems use large-area photodetectors with extremely high time-resolution and an approach to data collection and analysis that allows for the use of inexpensive low-density scintillator materials. The TOF-PET detector systems are characterized by their ability to identify, on a statistical basis, the transverse and depth location of the first of the series of energy deposition events that are generated when a gamma photon enters the low-density scintillator material.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531371
Patent Number(s):
10,132,942
Application Number:
15/553,275
Assignee:
The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL); Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886; PHY-1066014; SC0008172; SC0012704
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016-04-08
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Frisch, Henry J., Oberla, Eric J., Kim, Hee -Jong, and Yeh, Minfang. Positron-emission tomography detector systems based on low-density liquid scintillators and precise time-resolving photodetectors. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Frisch, Henry J., Oberla, Eric J., Kim, Hee -Jong, & Yeh, Minfang. Positron-emission tomography detector systems based on low-density liquid scintillators and precise time-resolving photodetectors. United States.
Frisch, Henry J., Oberla, Eric J., Kim, Hee -Jong, and Yeh, Minfang. Tue . "Positron-emission tomography detector systems based on low-density liquid scintillators and precise time-resolving photodetectors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531371.
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author = {Frisch, Henry J. and Oberla, Eric J. and Kim, Hee -Jong and Yeh, Minfang},
abstractNote = {TOF-PET detector systems, and methods for imaging photon-emitting samples using the detector systems, are provided. The TOF-PET detector systems use large-area photodetectors with extremely high time-resolution and an approach to data collection and analysis that allows for the use of inexpensive low-density scintillator materials. The TOF-PET detector systems are characterized by their ability to identify, on a statistical basis, the transverse and depth location of the first of the series of energy deposition events that are generated when a gamma photon enters the low-density scintillator material.},
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