System integration of FastSPECT III, a dedicated SPECT rodent-brain imager based on BazookaSpect detector technology

Brian W. Miller, Lars R. Furenlid, Stephen K. Moore, H. Bradford Barber, Vivek V. Nagarkar, Harrison H. Barrett

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Abstract

FastSPECT III is a stationary, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imager designed specifically for imaging and studying neurological pathologies in rodent brain, including Alzheimer's and Parkinsons's disease. Twenty independent BazookaSPECT [1] gamma-ray detectors acquire projections of a spherical field of view with pinholes selected for desired resolution and sensitivity. Each BazookaSPECT detector comprises a columnar CsI(Tl) scintillator, image-intensifier, optical lens, and fast-frame-rate CCD camera. Data stream back to processing computers via firewire interfaces, and heavy use of graphics processing units (GPUs) ensures that each frame of data is processed in real time to extract the images of individual gamma-ray events. Details of the system design, imaging aperture fabrication methods, and preliminary projection images are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2009
Pages4004-4008
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2009 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Oct 25 2009Oct 31 2009

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
ISSN (Print)1095-7863

Other

Other2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period10/25/0910/31/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Miller, B. W., Furenlid, L. R., Moore, S. K., Barber, H. B., Nagarkar, V. V., & Barrett, H. H. (2009). System integration of FastSPECT III, a dedicated SPECT rodent-brain imager based on BazookaSpect detector technology. In 2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2009 (pp. 4004-4008). [5401924] (IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record). https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2009.5401924