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From PET detectors to PET scanners
This review describes the properties of available and emerging radiation detector and read-out technologies and discusses how they may affect PET scanner performance. Expand
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Modelling a silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) as a signal source for optimum front-end design
Silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) have proven to be very attractive devices for low-energy photon detection. Thanks to their high gain and excellent timing resolution, they compare favourably toExpand
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Ionizing Radiation Detectors for Medical Imaging
Conventional Radiology Detectors for Digital Radiography Detectors for CT Scanners Special Applications in Radiology Autoradiography SPECT and Planar Imaging in Nuclear Medicine Positron EmissionExpand
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YAP-PET: first results of a small animal positron emission tomograph based on YAP:Ce finger crystals
The authors have built a small animal Positron Emission Tomograph (YAP-PET) based on four matrices of 400 YAP:Ce finger crystals (2/spl times/2/spl times/30 mm/sup 3/ each) coupled to a PositionExpand
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Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) as novel photodetectors for PET
Abstract Next generation PET scanners should fulfill very high requirements in terms of spatial, energy and timing resolution. Modern scanner performances are inherently limited by the use ofExpand
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Studies of silicon photomultipliers at cryogenic temperatures
Abstract We investigate the behavior of silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) at low temperatures: I–V characteristics, breakdown voltage, dark noise, afterpulsing, crosstalk, pulse shape, gain and photonExpand
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Expression analysis of facilitative glucose transporters (GLUTs) in human thyroid carcinoma cell lines and primary tumors
Fluorine-18-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) is based on cell capability to take-up glucose. While a significantly higher expression of the glucose transporter GLUT1Expand
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Characterization of the Ferrara animal PET scanner
A dedicated small animal PET scanner, YAPPET, was designed and built at Ferrara University. Each detector consists of a 20� 20 matrix of 2� 2� 30 mm 3 YAP:Ce finger-like crystals glued together andExpand
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Characterisation of crystal matrices and single pixels for nuclear medicine applications
Abstract Commercially constructed crystal matrices are characterised for use with PSPMT detectors for PET system developments and other nuclear medicine applications. The matrices of differentExpand
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Multi-ray-based system matrix generation for 3D PET reconstruction.
Iterative image reconstruction algorithms for positron emission tomography (PET) require a sophisticated system matrix (model) of the scanner. Our aim is to set up such a model offline for theExpand
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