Design considerations for a new solid-state gamma-camera: SOLSTICE

Daniel Gagnon, Gengsheng L. Zeng, Jonathan M. Links, Jerome J. Griesmer, Frank C. Valentino

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Abstract

This paper presents an alternative to conventional gamma camera. The proposed system is based on the combination of a new detection material - CZT - and a new acquisition geometry - 1D detector with slat collimator. The slat collimator offers a better compromise to the usual sensitivity-resolution tradeoff. Solid-state detection offers significantly improved energy resolution. The combination of the two elements, and the development of better reconstruction tools, has the potential of bringing a new level of performance to nuclear medicine imaging. The targeted system performance includes a spatial resolution of 5mm FWHM at 10 cm from the detector surface and an energy resolution better than 5% FWHM, both at 140 keV. While the results are still preliminary and incomplete, they more than justify further investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1156-1160
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record - San Diege, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2001Nov 10 2001

Other

Other2001 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diege, CA
Period11/4/0111/10/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Gagnon, D., Zeng, G. L., Links, J. M., Griesmer, J. J., & Valentino, F. C. (2001). Design considerations for a new solid-state gamma-camera: SOLSTICE. 1156-1160. Paper presented at 2001 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, San Diege, CA, United States.