A very high resolution small animal PET scanner that employs matrices of silicon photomultipliers as photodetectors is under development at the University of Pisa and INFN Pisa. The first SiPM matrices composed of 16 (4 x 4) 1 mm x 1 mm pixel elements on a common substrate have been produced at FBK-irst, and are being evaluated for this application. The MAROC2 ASIC developed at LAL-Orsay has been employed for the readout of the SiPM matrices. The devices have been tested with pixelated and continuous LYSO crystals. The results show the good performance of the matrices and lead to the fabrication of matrices with 64 SiPM elements. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Autori:||Llosa G; Belcari N; Bisogni MG; Collazuol G; Marcatili S; Boscardin M; Melchiorri M; Tarolli A; Piemonte C; Zorzi N; Barrillon P; Bondil-Blin S; Chaumat V; de La Taille C; Dinu N; Puill V; Vagnucci JF; Del Guerra A|
|Titolo:||First results in the application of silicon photomultiplier matrices to small animal PET|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.nima.2009.05.073|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|