Printed sources for positron emission tomography (PET)

Vesna Sossi, Kenneth R. Buckley, Paul Piccioni, Arman Rahmim, Marie Laure Camborde, Suzy Lapi, Thomas J. Ruth

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Abstract

We have developed a method that allows manufacturing of 18F radioactive printed sources of any size and shape using a standard ink-jet printer. To test the point sources we used them to measure the resolution of three different tomographs, the Siemens/CTI ECAT 953B, the CPS High resolution tomograph (HRRT) and the Concorde microPET R4. The resolution of these tomographs spans a fairly wide range. Where appropriate, the resolution agrees with published values. A preliminary comparison of the point FWHM obtained with and without additional attenuating material showed no influence of the additional attenuation material on their values, even though the presence of the attenuating material increased the counting statistics by approximately 50%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberM7-141
Pages (from-to)2433-2437
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
Volume4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Event2003 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record - Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2003Oct 25 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Sossi, V., Buckley, K. R., Piccioni, P., Rahmim, A., Camborde, M. L., Lapi, S., & Ruth, T. J. (2003). Printed sources for positron emission tomography (PET). IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 4, 2433-2437. [M7-141].