Imaging properties evaluation of compact PSPMTs for discrete gamma cameras application

F. Garibaldi, F. Cusanno, G.M. Urcioli, E. Cisbani, R. Pani, A. Soluri, R. Pellegrini, R. Scafe, L. Indovina, M.N. Cinti, G. Trotta

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Hamamatsu Photonics has recently developed a new generation of compact Position Sensitive PhotoMultiplier Tubes (PSPMT) based on metal channel dynode charge multiplication technology. R5900 family has now a range of compact tubes mainly differing for the anode structure. The models considered in this paper, C8 and Ml6, also differ for active photocathode area. C8 has a crossed plate anode configuration consisting of 4X+4Y stripes and a larger active area (22×22 mm2) while M16 has a 4×4 anode array with an active area of 18×18 mm2. In this paper we report our evaluation of C8 and M16 for clinical imaging applications as hand held probe, multi-PSPMT camera and tomographic ring [1]. To this aim measurements of pulse linearity, positioning response, inter-channel gain variation and anodes cross talk were performed using a light source coupled to a 1 mm diameter optical fiber. Finally PSPMTs were optically coupled to five CsI(Tl) scintillating arrays with pixel size ranging between 1.5×1.5 mm2 and 4.2×4.2 mm2 to compare the imaging properties.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record - , France
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


Conference2000 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
Period1/1/00 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Garibaldi, F., Cusanno, F., Urcioli, G. M., Cisbani, E., Pani, R., Soluri, A., ... Trotta, G. (2000). Imaging properties evaluation of compact PSPMTs for discrete gamma cameras application. Paper presented at 2000 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, France.