Imaging performance of a-PET: a small animal PET camera

  title={Imaging performance of a-PET: a small animal PET camera},
  author={Suleman Surti and Joel S. Karp and Amy E. Perkins and Chris A. Cardi and Margaret E. Daube-Witherspoon and Austin Kuhn and Gerd Muehllehner},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging},
The evolution of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging for small animals has led to the development of dedicated PET scanner designs with high resolution and sensitivity. The animal PET scanner achieves these goals for imaging small animals such as mice and rats. The scanner uses a pixelated Anger-logic detector for discriminating 2 /spl times/ 2 /spl times/ 10 mm/sup 3/ crystals with 19-mm-diameter photomultiplier tubes. With a 19.7-cm ring diameter, the scanner has an axial length of 11… CONTINUE READING


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