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Performance of a small animal PET scanner based on photosensitive wire chambers

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4 Author(s)
Bruyndonckx, P. ; Inter-Univ. Inst. for High Energies, Brussels, Belgium ; Liu Xuan ; Tavernier, S. ; Zhang Shuping

A 3D small animal PET scanner, designed and built at the University of Brussels, has been operational since the beginning of 1996. The scanner has a transaxial field of view (FOV) of 110 mm and an axial FOV of 51 mm. The absolute sensitivity is around 35.000 coincidences/s/MBq for a point source at the center of the scanner and the time resolution is 29 ns FWHM. To measure the achievable spatial resolution, a thin 22Na source was scanned at various distances from the scanner axis. The resolution in a reconstructed image for a source close to the center is 3.0 mm FWHM. Finally, to assess the overall image quality, scans were made of a cylindrical phantom with holes of varying diameter

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Nuclear Science Symposium, 1996. Conference Record., 1996 IEEE  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

2-9 Nov 1996