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Novel time over threshold based readout method for MRI compatible small animal PET detector
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Medical Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5919-3554
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2012 (English)In: 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), IEEE , 2012, 1295-1299 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Combined PET-MRI scanners start a new era in medical imaging. However the development of MRI compatible PET detector module is a challenging task. SiPM sensors are insensitive to magnetic field and constitute a promising solution. A drawback is the high dark current. A readout concept for SiPM based small animal PET detector module is presented in this paper. The results show that the readout of the SiPM is possible using only four ADC channels and the position map is comparable to the ideal solution. The detector modules based on the method are feasible solution for MRI compatible PET scanners.

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IEEE , 2012. 1295-1299 p.
, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, ISSN 1095-7863
Keyword [en]
Detector module, Feasible solution, Ideal solutions, MRI compatible, PET detectors, PET scanner, Small animal PET, Time over thresholds, Medical imaging, Nuclear physics, Scanning, Positron emission tomography
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Medical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-128990DOI: 10.1109/NSSMIC.2012.6551317ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84881591046ISBN: 978-146732030-6OAI: diva2:650048
2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2012; Anaheim, CA; United States; 29 October 2012 through 3 November 2012

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Available from: 2013-09-19 Created: 2013-09-17 Last updated: 2013-09-19Bibliographically approved

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