Anger cameras (SPECT etc.) presently used in nuclear medicine employ as active detector NaI crystals, obtaining intrinsic spatial resolutions greater than or equal to 3mm. Arrays made of optically isolated single crystal elements of YAP:Ce, having sub-millimeter aperture size, read out by position sensitive photomultipliers, allow to build active detectors to employ in SPECT systems, with intrinsic spatial resolution below the millimeter, and with time resolution of the order of tens of nanoseconds. In this paper preliminary results of measurements carried on different kinds of YAP:Ce arrays are reported. The measurements have been performed aiming to optimize the geometrical and physical parameters of the crystals in order to accomplish a SPEM (Single Photon Emission Mammography) camera detector.

A detector for submillimeter gamma cameras / Barone, Luciano Maria; K., Blazek; D., Bollini; A., Del Guerra; F., De Notaristefani; G., Di Domenico; M., Galli; P., Maly; Pani, Roberto; Pellegrini, Rosanna; A., Pergola; A., Piffanelli; Scopinaro, Francesco; A., Soluri; F., Vittori; G., Zavattini. - In: NUCLEAR PHYSICS. B. - ISSN 0550-3213. - STAMPA. - 44:44(1995), pp. 729-733. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 4th International Conference on Advanced Technology and Particle Physics tenutosi a COMO, ITALY nel OCT 03-07, 1994.

A detector for submillimeter gamma cameras

BARONE, Luciano Maria;PANI, Roberto;PELLEGRINI, Rosanna;SCOPINARO, Francesco;
1995

Abstract

Anger cameras (SPECT etc.) presently used in nuclear medicine employ as active detector NaI crystals, obtaining intrinsic spatial resolutions greater than or equal to 3mm. Arrays made of optically isolated single crystal elements of YAP:Ce, having sub-millimeter aperture size, read out by position sensitive photomultipliers, allow to build active detectors to employ in SPECT systems, with intrinsic spatial resolution below the millimeter, and with time resolution of the order of tens of nanoseconds. In this paper preliminary results of measurements carried on different kinds of YAP:Ce arrays are reported. The measurements have been performed aiming to optimize the geometrical and physical parameters of the crystals in order to accomplish a SPEM (Single Photon Emission Mammography) camera detector.
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