The feasibility of a subminiature scintillation detector to be inserted in a catheter for lesion localization in nuclear medicine SPECT has been studied. Measurements on a simple laboratory setup have been performed and compared with Monte Carlo results. Further simulations, at 30keV and 140keV, concerning a configuration reproducing severe clinical conditions have shown poor lesion detectability. Several factors affecting the response have to be investigated to improve the capability of lesion localization characterizing such detector.
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||International Conference on Advanced Technology and Particle Physics, ICATPP 2005 - , Italy|
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …
|Conference||International Conference on Advanced Technology and Particle Physics, ICATPP 2005|
|Period||1/1/06 → …|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
Scafe, R., Montani, L., Burgio, N., Iurlaro, G., Santagata, A., Ciavola, C., & Alonge, G. (2006). A subminiature scintillation detector for catheter operation. Paper presented at International Conference on Advanced Technology and Particle Physics, ICATPP 2005, Italy.