Development of a 3D Brain PET Scanner Using CdTe Semiconductor Detectors and Its First Clinical Application

  title={Development of a 3D Brain PET Scanner Using CdTe Semiconductor Detectors and Its First Clinical Application},
  author={Yuuichi Morimoto and Yuichiro Ueno and Wataru Takeuchi and Shinichi Kojima and Kazuya Matsuzaki and T. Ishitsu and Kikuo Umegaki and Yoshiaki Kiyanagi and Naoki Kubo and Chietsugu Katoh and Tohru Shiga and Hiroki Shirato and Naoto Tamaki},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
Targeting improved spatial resolution, a three-dimensional positron-emission-tomography (PET) scanner employing CdTe semiconductor detectors and using depth-of-interaction (DOI) information was developed, and its physical performance was evaluated. This PET scanner is the first to use semiconductor detectors dedicated to the human brain and head-and-neck region. Imaging performance of the scanner used for 18F -fluorodeoxy glucose (FDG) scans of phantoms and human brains was evaluated. The… CONTINUE READING


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