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Development of an FPGA-based data acquisition module for small animal PET
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2004 (English)In: 2004 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2004, 2957-2961 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We report on the design of a DAQ module for a small animal PET camera developed at our institutes. During the design an important guideline was to develop a system which is built up from strictly identical DAQ modules, and which has no built-in hardware limitation on the maximum number of modules. The developed DAQ module comprises of an LSO scintillator crystal block, a position sensitive PMT, analog signal conditioning circuits, a digitizer, an FPGA for digital signal processing and a communication module through which the collected data is sent to a cluster of computers for post processing and storage. Instead of implementing hardware coincidence detection between the modules we attach a precise time-stamp to each event in our design, and the coincidence is determined by the data collecting computers during the post processing. The digital CFD algorithm implemented in the FPGA gives a time resolution of 2 to 3 ns FWHM for real detector signals.

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2004. 2957-2961 p.
, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, ISSN 1095-7863 ; 5
Keyword [en]
Biological organs, Crystals, Digital signal processing, Field programmable gate arrays, Image analysis, Medical imaging, Positron emission tomography, Analog signal processing, Hardware coincidence detection, Poistion sensitive PMT, Small animals, Data acquisition
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-157294ISI: 000232002104064ScopusID: 2-s2.0-23844443642ISBN: 0-7803-8700-7OAI: diva2:771170
2004 Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, Symposium on Nuclear Power Systems and the 14th International Workshop on Room Temperature Semiconductor X- and Gamma- Ray Detectors, 16 October 2004 through 22 October 2004, Rome, Italy

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