A dedicated small animal PET scanner, YAPPET, was designed and built at Ferrara University. Each detector consists of a 20 x 20 matrix of 2 x 2 x 30 mm(3) YAP:Ce finger-like crystals glued together and directly coupled to a Hamamatsu position sensitive photomultiplier. The scanner is made from four detectors positioned on a rotating gantry at a distance of 7.5 cm from the center and the field of view (FOV) is 4 cm both in the transaxial direction and in the axial direction. The system operates in 3D acquisition mode. The performance parameters of YAPPET scanner such as spatial, energy and time resolution, as well as its sensitivity and counting rate have been determined. The average spatial resolution over the whole FOV is 1.8 mm at FWHM and 4.2 mm at FWTM. The sensitivity at the center is 640 cps/muCi. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Autori interni:||DEL GUERRA, ALBERTO|
|Autori:||Di Domenico G; Motta A; Zavattini G; Del Guerra A; Damiani C; Bettinardi V; Gilardi MC|
|Titolo:||Characterization of the Ferrara animal PET scanner|
|Anno del prodotto:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0168-9002(01)01793-4|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|