Over the last few years our interest was dedicated to the development of small field of view imagers for Nuclear Medicine applications, particularly in Oncology. Some years ago, the authors have described an original scintillation gamma camera based on a matrix of 2 × 2 R5900-C8 Hamamatsu Position Sensitive PhotoMultiplier Tube (PSPMT) coupled to a scintillating array. The intrinsic spatial resolution obtained was adequate for high-resolution imaging applications. On the contrary, the prototype was affected by reduced performances at the borders between PSPMT. The subsequent introduction by Hamamatsu of the R7600 flange-less PSPMT family allowed to reduce the dead areas at the borders. Furthermore, Hamamatsu R7600-C12 model, improving the charge sampling with lower anode pitch, allows to improve the spatial resolution and to optimize the spatial response. Good performance was obtained with 2 × 2 R5900-C8 PSPMT array with a Combined Array-Planar Crystal (CAPC) geometry, designed by the authors. It consists of a planar crystal segmented in the top in a 15 × 15 array, 3 mm square pixel, 1mm thick, and 0.25 mm gap. Hilger manufactured two CsI assemblies, Na and Tl doped, respectively, for this study. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Pages (from-to)||234 - 241|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Jan 2003|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
Pani, R., Scafé, R., Pellegrini, R., Soluri, A., Burgio, N., Ciavola, C., ... Cisbani, E. (2003). Evaluation of a combined array-planar crystal for gamma-ray scintillation imagers. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 497(1), 234 - 241. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0168-9002(02)01917-4