A novel photon detector, the Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM), has been tested in view of a photosensitive device for Positron Emission Tomography (PET), which is one of the most important non-invasive methods for in-depth and in vivo imaging of tissue. Such a device offers advantages over existing ones, including application in a magnetic field, better resolution and easier operation. Two PET modules have been constructed by coupling an array of Hamamatsu 3 mm×3 mm Multi-pixel photon Counters (MPPCs) and Photonique 2.2 mm×2.2 mm Solid-state Photomultipliers (SSPMs) to LYSO scintillation crystals. The results of studies of the two module prototypes are presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2010|
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