HICAM

development of a high-resolution anger camera for nuclear medicine

C. Fiorini*, A. Gola, R. Peloso, A. Geraci, A. Longoni, G. Padovini, P. Lechner, L. Strüder, B. F. Hutton, K. Erlandsson, S. Mahmood, P. Van Mullekom, A. Pedretti, R. Moretti, G. L. Poli, G. Lucignani

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    Abstract

    A new Anger camera for nuclear imaging is under development in the framework of the HICAM (HIgh resolution CAMera) project supported by European Community. It is foreseen to be employed in applications where high-position resolution and camera compactness are of primary concern. Thanks to a higher intrinsic resolution (<lmm), an advanced collimator technology and the camera compactness, it would be possible to achieve an overall improvement of imaging performance of ̃ 2.5 mm (at an imaging distance of 5 cm). The Silicon Drift Detectors (SDDs) used in this camera have recently shown to be a competitive device for the readout of scintillator with respect to conventional photodetectors like photomultiplier tubes, thanks to their high quantum efficiency and low electronics noise. HICAM camera will be composed by 100 SDDs of 1cm2 each in a 10 cm × 10 cm format. The modular structure of this camera, as well as the preliminary results of the development of its sub-systems, is presented in this work.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008
    Pages3961-3964
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008 - Dresden, Germany
    Duration: 19 Oct 200825 Oct 2008

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    Other2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008
    CountryGermany
    CityDresden
    Period19/10/0825/10/08

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    Fiorini, C., Gola, A., Peloso, R., Geraci, A., Longoni, A., Padovini, G., ... Lucignani, G. (2008). HICAM: development of a high-resolution anger camera for nuclear medicine. In 2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008 (pp. 3961-3964). [4774150] https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2008.4774150