We have successfully built and characterised a small animal PET based on 4 rotating detectors with a spatial resolution < 2 mm over its field of view and a sensitivity of 640 cps/mu Ci at the centre. The scanner is based on four matrices of 400 YAP:Ce finger crystals (2x2x30 mm(3) each) coupled to Position Sensitive PhotoMultipliers (Hamamatsu R2486-06.) We have now applied two high resolution collimators to two opposite detectors, hence realising an integrated PET-SPECT scanner for small animals. The collimators are made of lead with 20 mm long, 0.6 mm hexagonal holes with 0.15mm septa. The read-out and data acquisition system are handled by NIM-CAMAC standard electronics. The Field Of View (FOV) of the tomograph has a diameter of 4 cm and an axial length of 4 cm in both PET and SPECT configuration which is appropriate for mice and rat studies.
|Autori interni:||DEL GUERRA, ALBERTO|
|Autori:||Del Guerra A; Damiani C; Di Domenico G; Motta A; Giganti M; Marchesini R; Piffanelli A; Sabba N; Sartori L; Zavattini G|
|Titolo:||An integrated PET-SPECT small animal imager: preliminary results|
|Anno del prodotto:||2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/23.873012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|