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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 2008|
|Event||2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008 - Dresden, Germany|
Duration: Oct 19 2008 → Oct 25 2008
|Name||IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record|
|Other||2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008|
|Period||10/19/08 → 10/25/08|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We thank the Slovenian Research Agency for the support given by Grants nos. J1-9840 and J1-9339.
- Geiger mode APD
- LYSO scintillator
- Positron emission tomography
- Silicon photo-multiplier