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Tomographic approach to single-photon breast cancer imaging with a dedicated dual-head camera with VAOR (SPEMT): Detector characterization

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11 Author(s)
Nicola Belcari ; Department of Physics - University of Pisa and INFN, I-56127, Italy ; Alberto Del Guerra ; Manuela Camarda ; Luigi Spontoni
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We have developed a compact single photon emission mammotomography (SPEMT) scanner capable of imaging the breast for the detection of small size (T1b) tumors. The scanner has a vertical-axis-of-rotation (VAOR) geometry, in which two gamma cameras orbit around a pendulous breast of a prone patient. The SPECT system is rotating around the vicinity of the breast in order to achieve high spatial resolution. The system field-of-view is 147 mm diameter and 41.6 mm height. Each head is made up of one pixilated Nal(Tl) crystal matrix with 2.2 mm pitch and 6 mm thickness coupled to three Hamamatsu H8500 64-anodes PMT's. The measured performance confirm that the system could overcome the present clinical sensitivity limit (about 1 cm diameter) for the detection of small size tumors.

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2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record  (Volume:4 )

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Oct. 26 2007-Nov. 3 2007