María José Rodríguez-Álvarez

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PURPOSE The authors have developed a small animal Positron emission tomography (PET) scanner based on monolithic LYSO crystals coupled to multi-anode photomultiplier tubes (MA-PMTs). In this study, the authors report on the design, calibration procedure, and performance evaluation of a PET system that the authors have developed using this innovative(More)
PURPOSE The authors have developed a trimodal PET∕SPECT∕CT scanner for small animal imaging. The gamma ray subsystems are based on monolithic crystals coupled to multianode photomultiplier tubes (MA-PMTs), while computed tomography (CT) comprises a commercially available microfocus x-ray tube and a CsI scintillator 2D pixelated flat panel x-ray detector. In(More)
We have developed two prototypes of portable gamma cameras for medical applications based on a previous prototype designed and tested by our group. These cameras use a CsI(Na) continuous scintillation crystal coupled to the new flat-panel-type multianode position-sensitive photomultiplier tube, H8500 from Hamamatsu Photonics. One of the prototypes, mainly(More)
The main technical goal of the MindView project and, thus, the subject of this contribution , is achieving simultaneous PET/MR imaging, dedicated to brain examination in clinical research settings to study psychiatric disorders. The system will allow visualiza-tion of the relevant structures in the brain with very high resolution (~1mm) and sensitivity.(More)
Neural Networks (NNs) have been suggested to fit experimental data in an efficient way when compared to other methods such as least squares fitting. The advantage of NNs is the avoidance of iterative processes and that it does not require initialization parameters. Furthermore, it is possible to implement the network in special purpose hardware, as FPGAs,(More)
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