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Title: Scintillator requirements for medical imaging

Abstract

Scintillating materials are used in a variety of medical imaging devices. This paper presents a description of four medical imaging modalities that make extensive use of scintillators: planar x-ray imaging, x-ray computed tomography (x-ray CT), SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) and PET (positron emission tomography). The discussion concentrates on a description of the underlying physical principles by which the four modalities operate. The scintillator requirements for these systems are enumerated and the compromises that are made in order to maximize imaging performance utilizing existing scintillating materials are discussed, as is the potential for improving imaging performance by improving scintillator properties.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director, Office of Science. Office of Basic Energy Studies. Division of Energy Biosciences (US)
OSTI Identifier:
776589
Report Number(s):
LBNL-45805
R&D Project: 445001; TRN: US0102231
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Conference on Inorganic Scintillators and Their Applications: SCINT99, Moscow (RU), 08/1999; Other Information: PBD: 1 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; PERFORMANCE; SCINTILLATION COUNTING; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; LABELLED COMPOUNDS; MEDICAL IMAGING PLANAR X-RAY X-RAY CT SPECT PET

Citation Formats

Moses, William W. Scintillator requirements for medical imaging. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Moses, William W. Scintillator requirements for medical imaging. United States.
Moses, William W. Wed . "Scintillator requirements for medical imaging". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/776589.
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
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