MODULAR SCINTILLATION CAMERA FOR USE IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE.

Thomas D Milster, L. A. Selberg, Harrison H Barrett, R. L. Easton, G. R. Rossi, J. Arendt, R. G. Simpson

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Abstract

A 'modular' scintillation camera is discussed as an alternative to using Anger cameras for gamma-ray imaging in nuclear medicine. Each module is an independent gamma camera and consists of a scintillation crystal, light pipe and mask plane, photomultiplier tubes (PMTs), and processing electronics. Groups of modules efficiently image radionuclide distributions by effectively utilizing crystal area. Performance of each module is maximized by using Monte-Carlo computer simulations to determine the optical design of the camera, optimizing the signal processing of the PMT signals using maximum-likelihood estimators, and incorporating digital lookup tables. Each event is completely processed in 2 mu sec, and FWHM of the point-spread function over the crystal area is expected to be 3 mm. Both one-dimensional and two-dimensional prototypes are tested for spatial and energy resolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)578-580
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
VolumeNS-31
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1983

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Nuclear medicine
nuclear medicine
Scintillation
scintillation
Cameras
cameras
modules
Photomultipliers
photomultiplier tubes
Crystals
crystals
Table lookup
Optical design
Optical transfer function
point spread functions
Full width at half maximum
Radioisotopes
estimators
Gamma rays
radioactive isotopes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Milster, T. D., Selberg, L. A., Barrett, H. H., Easton, R. L., Rossi, G. R., Arendt, J., & Simpson, R. G. (1983). MODULAR SCINTILLATION CAMERA FOR USE IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, NS-31(1), 578-580.

MODULAR SCINTILLATION CAMERA FOR USE IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE. / Milster, Thomas D; Selberg, L. A.; Barrett, Harrison H; Easton, R. L.; Rossi, G. R.; Arendt, J.; Simpson, R. G.

In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. NS-31, No. 1, 02.1983, p. 578-580.

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Milster, TD, Selberg, LA, Barrett, HH, Easton, RL, Rossi, GR, Arendt, J & Simpson, RG 1983, 'MODULAR SCINTILLATION CAMERA FOR USE IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE.', IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. NS-31, no. 1, pp. 578-580.
Milster TD, Selberg LA, Barrett HH, Easton RL, Rossi GR, Arendt J et al. MODULAR SCINTILLATION CAMERA FOR USE IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 1983 Feb;NS-31(1):578-580.
Milster, Thomas D ; Selberg, L. A. ; Barrett, Harrison H ; Easton, R. L. ; Rossi, G. R. ; Arendt, J. ; Simpson, R. G. / MODULAR SCINTILLATION CAMERA FOR USE IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE. In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 1983 ; Vol. NS-31, No. 1. pp. 578-580.
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