Ethernet based distributed data acquisition system for a small animal PET
2006 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, ISSN 0018-9499, E-ISSN 1558-1578, Vol. 53, no 4, 2112-2117 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report on the design of a small animal PET scanner being developed at our institutes. The existing setup is the first version of the miniPET machine consisting of four detector modules. Each detector module consists of an 8 x 8 LSO scintillator crystal block, a position sensitive photomultiplier, a digitizer including a digital signal processing board and an Ethernet interface board. There is no hardware coincidence detection implemented in the system and coincidence is determined based on a time stamp attached to every event by a digital CFD algorithm. The algorithm is implemented in the digital signal processing board and generates a time stamp with a coincidence resolution of less than 2 us. The data acquisition system is based on Ethernet network and is highly scalable in size and performance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 53, no 4, 2112-2117 p.
Ethernet-based data acquisition, FPGA, free running pulse sampling, LSO, positron emission tomography, performance evaluation, scanner
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-15971ISI: 000240242900004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33748343827OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-15971DiVA: diva2:334013
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-05Bibliographically approved