Claudio Piemonte

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The coincidence time resolution (CTR) becomes a key parameter of 511 keV gamma detection in time of flight positron emission tomography (TOF-PET). This is because additional information obtained through timing leads to a better noise suppression and therefore a better signal to noise ratio in the reconstructed image. In this paper we present the results of(More)
For a given photon detection efficiency (PDE), the primary, Poisson distributed, dark count rate of the detector (DCR0) is one of the most limiting factors affecting the timing resolution of a silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) in the scintillation light readout. If the effects of DCR0 are removed through a suitable baseline compensation algorithm or by(More)
The characterization of a PET detector head based on continuous LYSO crystals and silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) arrays as photodetectors has been carried out for its use in the development of a small animal PET prototype. The detector heads are composed of a continuous crystal and a SiPM matrix with 64 pixels in a common substrate, fabricated specifically(More)
This paper presents the performance, in terms of energy and timing resolution, of high-density silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) produced at Fondazione Bruno Kessler for time-of-flight positron emission tomography application. The new SiPM technology allows us to produce devices with a small cell size maintaining a high fill factor (FF). The sensors(More)
Bismuth germanate (BGO) was a very attractive scintillator in early-generation positron emission tomography (PET) scanners. However, the major disadvantages of BGO are lower light yield and longer rise and decay time compared to currently popular scintillators such as LSO and LYSO. This results in poorer coincidence timing resolution and it has generally(More)
The need for decentralized clinical tests together with the concept of time and cost saving are pushing the development of portable, miniaturized, compact biosensors with diagnostic and prognostic purpose. Here, we propose an innovative detection system based on a Single Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD) with high sensitivity and low noise, crucial features for(More)
The high light output and fast decay time of LaBr3:Ce scintillation detectors leads to excellent timing performance. To realize the potential of timing resolution with LaBr3:Ce we have investigated the performance with SiPMs, which enable 1-to-1 coupling to individual crystals, and which have been optimized for the near-ultraviolet (NUV) scintillation light(More)
Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy We present the first results of timing and energy resolution of two newly developed tiles based on FBK RGB-HD SiPMs. The first tile has dimensions of 32×32 mm and is composed of 8×8 SiPMs, with a regular pitch of 4 mm and a cell size of 25×25 μm. Although manufactured with a standard bond wire technology, the tile(More)