LaBr

R. Pani, R. Pellegrini, M.N. Cinti, P. Bennati, M. Betti, F. Vittorini, M. Mattioli, G. Trotta, V. Orsolini Cencelli, R. Scafè, L. Montani, F. Navarria, D. Bollini, G. Baldazzi, G. Moschini, P. Rossi, F. de Notaristefani

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Abstract

Recent availability of LaBr3:Ce crystal is attracting researchers for the development of new advanced SPECT e PET systems. The crystal shows excellent energy resolution values good radiation absorption properties and speed. At present, LaBr3:Ce crystal is available with continuous shape covering 5×5 cm2area with a thickness up to 1 in. With the aim of analysing the imaging performances of LaBr3:Ce for Single Photon Emission Tomography (SPET), we tested three continuous crystals with the same detection area of 5×5 cm2and various thicknesses ranging between 4 and 10 mm. Three small scintillation cameras were assembled by coupling LaBr3:Ce crystal to Hamamatsu H8500 Flat panel PMT. The results show very good imaging performances for single photon emission application with superior energy and spatial resolution up 7.5% and 0.9 mm, respectively, and a detection efficiency up to 95% at 140 keV photon energy. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268 - 269
Number of pages2
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume572
Issue number1 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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Pani, R., Pellegrini, R., Cinti, M. N., Bennati, P., Betti, M., Vittorini, F., ... de Notaristefani, F. (2007). LaBr. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 572(1 SPEC. ISS.), 268 - 269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2006.10.364