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Title: High Efficiency, Low Cost Scintillators for PET

Abstract

Inorganic scintillation detectors coupled to PMTs are an important element of medical imaging applications such as positron emission tomography (PET). Performance as well as cost of these systems is limited by the properties of the scintillation detectors available at present. The Phase I project was aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of producing high performance scintillators using a low cost fabrication approach. Samples of these scintillators were produced and their performance was evaluated. Overall, the Phase I effort was very successful. The Phase II project will be aimed at advancing the new scintillation technology for PET. Large samples of the new scintillators will be produced and their performance will be evaluated. PET modules based on the new scintillators will also be built and characterized.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
900316
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/84300
C06-19; TRN: US0806200
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-05ER84300
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; EFFICIENCY; FABRICATION; PERFORMANCE; PHOSPHORS; POSITRONS; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; SCINTILLATIONS; TOMOGRAPHY; scintillator, positron, imaging, gamma-ray, ceramic

Citation Formats

Kanai Shah. High Efficiency, Low Cost Scintillators for PET. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/900316.
Kanai Shah. High Efficiency, Low Cost Scintillators for PET. United States. doi:10.2172/900316.
Kanai Shah. Tue . "High Efficiency, Low Cost Scintillators for PET". United States. doi:10.2172/900316. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/900316.
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title = {High Efficiency, Low Cost Scintillators for PET},
author = {Kanai Shah},
abstractNote = {Inorganic scintillation detectors coupled to PMTs are an important element of medical imaging applications such as positron emission tomography (PET). Performance as well as cost of these systems is limited by the properties of the scintillation detectors available at present. The Phase I project was aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of producing high performance scintillators using a low cost fabrication approach. Samples of these scintillators were produced and their performance was evaluated. Overall, the Phase I effort was very successful. The Phase II project will be aimed at advancing the new scintillation technology for PET. Large samples of the new scintillators will be produced and their performance will be evaluated. PET modules based on the new scintillators will also be built and characterized.},
doi = {10.2172/900316},
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place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {3}
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