Simulation study comparing high-purity germanium and cadmium zinc telluride detectors for breast imaging.

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We conducted simulations to compare the potential imaging performance for breast cancer detection with High-Purity Germanium (HPGe) and Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) systems with 1% and 3.8% energy resolution at 140 keV, respectively. Using the Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP5) simulation package, we modelled both 5 mm-thick CZT and 10 mm-thick HPGe detectors… (More)
DOI: 10.1088/0031-9155/59/22/7059

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