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Title: Detectors based on silicon photomultiplier arrays for medical imaging applications

Silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) have experienced a fast development and are now employed in different research fields. The availability of 2D arrays that provide information of the interaction position in the detector has had a high interest for medical imaging. Continuous crystals combined with segmented photodetectors can provide higher efficiency than pixellated crystals and very high spatial resolution. The IRIS group at IFIC is working on the development of detector heads based on continuous crystals coupled to SiPM arrays for different applications, including a small animal PET scanner in collaboration with the Univ. of Pisa and INFN Pisa, and a Compton telescope for dose monitoring in hadron therapy. (authors)
Authors:
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  1. Instituto de Fisica Corpuscular - IFIC-CSIC/UVEG, Valencia (Spain)
  2. (Spain)
  3. Universite di Pisa, INFN Pisa, Pisa (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22039863
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ANIMMA 2011: 2. International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and their Applications, Ghent (Belgium), 6-9 Jun 2011; Other Information: Country of input: France; 8 refs.; IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1124I-CDR
Publisher:
Inst. of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - IEEE; Piscataway, NJ (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; CRYSTALS; HADRONS; PHOTODETECTORS; PHOTOMULTIPLIERS; POSITRON COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY; RADIATION DOSES; SI SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; SPATIAL RESOLUTION; TELESCOPES; THERAPY