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Direct positron emission imaging: ultra-fast timing enables reconstruction-free imaging

  title={Direct positron emission imaging: ultra-fast timing enables reconstruction-free imaging},
  author={Ryosuke Ota and Sun Il Kwon and Eric Berg and Fumio Hashimoto and Kyohei Nakajima and Izumi Ogawa and Yoichi Tamagawa and Tomohide Omura and Tomoyuki Hasegawa and Simon R. Cherry Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. and Hamamatsu and Japan. and University of Southern California and Davis and Usa and University of Fukui and Kitasato University},
Positron emission tomography, like many other tomographic imaging modalities, relies on an image reconstruction step to produce cross-sectional images from projection data. Detection and localization of the back-to-back annihilation photons produced by positronelectron annihilation defines the trajectories of these photons, which when combined with tomographic reconstruction algorithms, permits recovery of the distribution of positronemitting radionuclides. Here we produce cross-sectional… 

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