The HICAM gamma camera

R. Peloso*, P. Busca, C. Fiorini, A. Abba, A. Geraci, A. Manenti, A. Longoni, G. Padovini, C. Bianchi, G. L. Poli, K. Erlandsson, B. F. Hutton, P. Lechner, H. Soltau, L. Struder, A. Pedretti, P. Van Mullekom, L. Pallaro

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Abstract

This work deals with the development of a new compact and high-resolution (1mm) Anger camera to be used in clinical and research environments where high overall spatial resolution and system compactness are required. The use of Silicon Drift Detectors (SDDs) as scintillator photodetectors, characterized by high quantum efficiency and low electronic noise, is the peculiar aspect of this camera. Two prototypes were produced during the project. The smaller one, composed by 25 SDDs with a 55cm2 active area, has been used for a first assessment of the performances and first trials in small animal imaging. The larger one, developed following the same architecture, is composed by 100 SDDs of 1cm2 active area each, in a 1010cm2 format. We report on the results of imaging measurements carried out with the prototypes and on the analysis of the achieved performances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Nuclear Science Symposuim and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1957-1960
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424491063
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010 - Knoxville, TN, United States
Duration: 30 Oct 20106 Nov 2010

Other

Other2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010
CountryUnited States
CityKnoxville, TN
Period30/10/106/11/10

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