Silicon photo-multipliers as photon detectors for PET

Rok Pestotnik, Sarno Korpar, Hassan Chagani, Rok Dolenec, Peter Križan, Aleš Stanovnik

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Abstract

A novel photon detector, the Silicon Photo-multiplier (SiPM), has been tested as a photosensitive device for Positron Emission Tomography (PET). PET is one of the most important non-invasive methods for in-depth and in-vivo imaging of tissue. The SiPM has advantages over existing photon detectors as it can be used in a magnetic field, has a better resolution and is easier to operate. The results of measurements of spatial dependence variation in response for individual SiPMs are presented. A PET module has been constructed by coupling an array of Photonique 2.1mm × 2.1mm SiPMs to LYSO scintillation crystals. The properties of the module prototype are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008
Pages3123-3127
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: Oct 19 2008Oct 25 2008

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
ISSN (Print)1095-7863

Other

Other2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008
CountryGermany
CityDresden
Period10/19/0810/25/08

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank the Slovenian Research Agency for the support given by Grants nos. J1-9840 and J1-9339.

Keywords

  • Geiger mode APD
  • LYSO scintillator
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Silicon photo-multiplier

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