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Title: Improved readout system for multi-crystal gamma cameras

Abstract

A radioisotope camera having an array of scintillation crystals arranged in N rows and M columns and adapted to be struck by gamma-rays from a subject, a separate solid state photodetector optically coupled to each crystal, and N + M amplifiers connected to the photodetectors to distinguish the particular row and column of an activated photodetector. One of the anode or cathode leads of each photodetector is coupled to the row amplifier associated with the row containing that photodetector while the other of the two leads is coupled to the column amplifier associated with the column containing that photodetector.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5387534
Application Number:
ON: DE86013746
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; GAMMA CAMERAS; READOUT SYSTEMS; AMPLIFIERS; PHOTODETECTORS; SOLID SCINTILLATION DETECTORS; CAMERAS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; RADIATION DETECTORS; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; 440101* - Radiation Instrumentation- General Detectors or Monitors & Radiometric Instruments

Citation Formats

Derenzo, S E. Improved readout system for multi-crystal gamma cameras. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Derenzo, S E. Improved readout system for multi-crystal gamma cameras. United States.
Derenzo, S E. Wed . "Improved readout system for multi-crystal gamma cameras". United States.
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abstractNote = {A radioisotope camera having an array of scintillation crystals arranged in N rows and M columns and adapted to be struck by gamma-rays from a subject, a separate solid state photodetector optically coupled to each crystal, and N + M amplifiers connected to the photodetectors to distinguish the particular row and column of an activated photodetector. One of the anode or cathode leads of each photodetector is coupled to the row amplifier associated with the row containing that photodetector while the other of the two leads is coupled to the column amplifier associated with the column containing that photodetector.},
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