Porous silicon phantoms for high-resolution scintillation imaging

G. Di Francia, R. Scafè, G. De Vincentis, V. La Ferrara, G. Iurlaro, I. Nasti, L. Montani, R. Pellegrini, M. Betti, N. Martucciello, R. Pani

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High resolution radionuclide imaging requires phantoms with precise geometries and known activities using either Anger cameras equipped with pinhole collimators or dedicated small animal devices. Porous silicon samples, having areas of different shape and size, can be made and loaded with a radioactive material, obtaining: (a) precise radio-emitting figures corresponding to the porous areas geometry, (b) a radioactivity of each figure depending on the pore's specifications, and (c) the same emission energy to be used in true exams. To this aim a sample with porous circular areas has been made and loaded with a99mTcO4-solution. Imaging has been obtained using both general purpose and pinhole collimators. This first sample shows some defects that are analyzed and discussed. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197 - 200
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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