We have developed a flexible, cost-efficient PET architecture adaptable to different applications and system geometries, such as positron emission mammography (PEM) and in-beam PET for dose delivery monitoring (ibPET). The acquisition system has been used to implement modularized dual planar detectors with very low front-end dead time, as required in PEM or in ibPET. The flexibility is obtained thanks to the FPGA-based, reprogrammable, TDC-less coincidence processor. The final goal is to propose an effective acquisition methodology and the construction of a compact, low-cost instrument able to provide early diagnosis and to improve the effectiveness of follow-up studies for smaller tumours with respect to those studied with present clinical equipment (e. g., whole-body PET, SPECT, or scintigraphy).

Reprogrammable acquisition architecture for dedicated positron emission tomography

SPORTELLI, GIANCARLO
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BELCARI, NICOLA;ROSSO, VALERIA;DEL GUERRA, ALBERTO
2011-01-01

Abstract

We have developed a flexible, cost-efficient PET architecture adaptable to different applications and system geometries, such as positron emission mammography (PEM) and in-beam PET for dose delivery monitoring (ibPET). The acquisition system has been used to implement modularized dual planar detectors with very low front-end dead time, as required in PEM or in ibPET. The flexibility is obtained thanks to the FPGA-based, reprogrammable, TDC-less coincidence processor. The final goal is to propose an effective acquisition methodology and the construction of a compact, low-cost instrument able to provide early diagnosis and to improve the effectiveness of follow-up studies for smaller tumours with respect to those studied with present clinical equipment (e. g., whole-body PET, SPECT, or scintigraphy).
2011
Sportelli, Giancarlo; Belcari, Nicola; Guerra, P; Spinella, F; Franchi, G; Attanasi, F; Moehrs, S; Rosso, Valeria; Santos, A; DEL GUERRA, Alberto
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