LSO based dual slice helical CT and PET demonstrators
2011 (English)In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, Vol. 633, S300-S302 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Two demonstrators, a spiralCT and a miniPET, have been designed and constructed for educational purposes. Computed tomographs (CTs) and positron emission tomographs (PETs) are some of the most commonly used structural and functional imaging devices in medicine, respectively. There is a need for transparent demonstrators where the principles of the different modalities and their functions are presented. The aim of the developments of these systems was to present the major building blocks of CT and PET for undergraduate students. Photon detection in both systems is based on small pixelised scintillation crystals with position sensitive PMT readout. Similar analogue and digital data processing based on FPGA technique is applied for the demonstrators and common image reconstruction and presentation software components are used.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 633, S300-S302 p.
PET, CT, nuclear imaging, Education
Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-12068DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2010.06.195ISI: 000292782400089ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79959859585OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-12068DiVA: diva2:300895
QC 20100721. Updated from accepted to published. 11th International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors.2010-03-012010-03-012011-08-08Bibliographically approved