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Design study of an MRI compatible ultra-high resolution SPECT for in vivo mice brain imaging

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3 Author(s)
Ling-Jian Meng ; Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana ; Jia-Wei Tan ; Geng Fu

This paper presents the design study of an MRI compatible, ultra-high resolution SPECT system. This system consists of multiple ultra-high resolution energy-resolved photon counting (ERPC) CdTe detectors that are currently development. This detector is based on a novel readout ASIC that is roughly 1.1times2.2 cm2 in size and has a 32times64 array of 350times350 um2 pixels. A prototype detector was tested inside a 4.7 Tesla MRI scanner for simple pinhole imaging. The results obtained have demonstrated the feasibility of simultaneous acquisition of SPECT and MRI data. Extensive Monte Carlo simulation was performed to evaluate a number of system configurations.

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Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2007. NSS '07. IEEE  (Volume:4 )

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Oct. 26 2007-Nov. 3 2007

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