The University of Pisa and INFN Pisa are developing a prototype of a small animal PET tomograph employing continuous LYSO crystals and silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) matrices as photodetectors. The Center for Scientific and Technological Research (FBK-irst) has developed monolithic, 64 pixel SiPM matrices for their use in the PET scanner. The IFIC-Valencia collaborates in the characterization of the first detector heads, and in the construction of a first prototype for proof of concept. The detector heads are composed of continuous 12mm × 12mm × 5mm LYSO crystals coupled to the matrices. The characterization of the detectors has been completed, and a first test prototype consisting of two rotating heads has been developed, assessing the feasibility of operating the system

First PET Imaging Results with Continuous LYSO Crystals and Monolithic, 64-Pixel SiPM Matrices

Piemonte, Claudio;
2010

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The University of Pisa and INFN Pisa are developing a prototype of a small animal PET tomograph employing continuous LYSO crystals and silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) matrices as photodetectors. The Center for Scientific and Technological Research (FBK-irst) has developed monolithic, 64 pixel SiPM matrices for their use in the PET scanner. The IFIC-Valencia collaborates in the characterization of the first detector heads, and in the construction of a first prototype for proof of concept. The detector heads are composed of continuous 12mm × 12mm × 5mm LYSO crystals coupled to the matrices. The characterization of the detectors has been completed, and a first test prototype consisting of two rotating heads has been developed, assessing the feasibility of operating the system
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