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Title: Characterization of a PET Camera Optimized for ProstateImaging

Abstract

We present the characterization of a positron emission tomograph for prostate imaging that centers a patient between a pair of external curved detector banks (ellipse: 45 cm minor, 70 cm major axis). The distance between detector banks adjusts to allow patient access and to position the detectors as closely as possible for maximum sensitivity with patients of various sizes. Each bank is composed of two axial rows of 20 HR+ block detectors for a total of 80 detectors in the camera. The individual detectors are angled in the transaxial plane to point towards the prostate to reduce resolution degradation in that region. The detectors are read out by modified HRRT data acquisition electronics. Compared to a standard whole-body PET camera, our dedicated-prostate camera has the same sensitivity and resolution, less background (less randoms and lower scatter fraction) and a lower cost. We have completed construction of the camera. Characterization data and reconstructed images of several phantoms are shown. Sensitivity of a point source in the center is 946 cps/mu Ci. Spatial resolution is 4 mm FWHM in the central region.

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Research Org.:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director. Office of Science. Office of Biological andEnvironmental Research. Medical Science Division; Department of DefenseDAMD17-02-1-0081, National Institute for Biomedical Imaging andBioengineering Grants R01-EB-00194 and R01-HL-071253
OSTI Identifier:
883791
Report Number(s):
LBNL-59115
R&D Project: 445001; BnR: KP1401030; TRN: US0603570
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231; NIHR01-EB-00194 ANDR01-HL-071253
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and MedicalImaging Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 22-29,2005
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CAMERAS; CONSTRUCTION; DATA ACQUISITION; PATIENTS; PHANTOMS; POINT SOURCES; POSITRONS; PROSTATE; RESOLUTION; SENSITIVITY; SPATIAL RESOLUTION; prostate cancer PET

Citation Formats

Huber, Jennifer S., Choong, Woon-Seng, Moses, William W., Qi,Jinyi, Hu, Jicun, Wang, G.C., Wilson, David, Oh, Sang, Huesman, RonaldH., and Derenzo, Stephen E.. Characterization of a PET Camera Optimized for ProstateImaging. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Huber, Jennifer S., Choong, Woon-Seng, Moses, William W., Qi,Jinyi, Hu, Jicun, Wang, G.C., Wilson, David, Oh, Sang, Huesman, RonaldH., & Derenzo, Stephen E.. Characterization of a PET Camera Optimized for ProstateImaging. United States.
Huber, Jennifer S., Choong, Woon-Seng, Moses, William W., Qi,Jinyi, Hu, Jicun, Wang, G.C., Wilson, David, Oh, Sang, Huesman, RonaldH., and Derenzo, Stephen E.. Fri . "Characterization of a PET Camera Optimized for ProstateImaging". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/883791.
@article{osti_883791,
title = {Characterization of a PET Camera Optimized for ProstateImaging},
author = {Huber, Jennifer S. and Choong, Woon-Seng and Moses, William W. and Qi,Jinyi and Hu, Jicun and Wang, G.C. and Wilson, David and Oh, Sang and Huesman, RonaldH. and Derenzo, Stephen E.},
abstractNote = {We present the characterization of a positron emission tomograph for prostate imaging that centers a patient between a pair of external curved detector banks (ellipse: 45 cm minor, 70 cm major axis). The distance between detector banks adjusts to allow patient access and to position the detectors as closely as possible for maximum sensitivity with patients of various sizes. Each bank is composed of two axial rows of 20 HR+ block detectors for a total of 80 detectors in the camera. The individual detectors are angled in the transaxial plane to point towards the prostate to reduce resolution degradation in that region. The detectors are read out by modified HRRT data acquisition electronics. Compared to a standard whole-body PET camera, our dedicated-prostate camera has the same sensitivity and resolution, less background (less randoms and lower scatter fraction) and a lower cost. We have completed construction of the camera. Characterization data and reconstructed images of several phantoms are shown. Sensitivity of a point source in the center is 946 cps/mu Ci. Spatial resolution is 4 mm FWHM in the central region.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Nov 11 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Fri Nov 11 00:00:00 EST 2005}
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