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Image Reconstruction for the ClearPET Neuro

Abstract : ClearPET™ is a family of small-animal PET scanners which are currently under development within the Crystal Clear Collaboration (CERN). All scanners are based on the same detector block design using individual LSO and LuYAP crystals in phoswich configuration, coupled to multi-anode photomultiplier tubes. One of the scanners, the ClearPET™ Neuro is designed for applications in neuroscience. Four detector blocks with 64 2×2×10 mm LSO and LuYAP crystals, arranged in line, build a module. Twenty modules are arranged in a ring with a ring diameter of 13.8 cm and an axial size of 11.2 cm. An insensitive region at the border of the detector heads results in gaps between the detectors axially and tangentially. The detectors are rotating by 360° in step and shoot mode during data acquisition. Every second module is shifted axially to compensate partly for the gaps between the detector blocks in a module. This unconventional scanner geometry requires dedicated image reconstruction procedures. Data acquisition acquires single events that are stored with a time mark in a dedicated list mode format. Coincidences are associated off line by software. After sorting the data into 3D sinograms, image reconstruction is performed using the Ordered Subset Maximum A Posteriori One-Step Late (OSMAPOSL) iterative algorithm implemented in the Software for Tomographic Image Reconstruction (STIR) library. Due to the non-conventional scanner design, careful estimation of the sensitivity matrix is needed to obtain artifact-free images from the ClearPET™ Neuro
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S. Weber, C. Morel, L. Simon, M. Krieguer, M. Rey, et al.. Image Reconstruction for the ClearPET Neuro. 3rd International Conference on Imaging Technologies in Biomedical Sciences - Innovation in Nuclear and Radiological Imaging: from Basic Research to Clinical Application, Sep 2005, Milos, Greece. pp.381-385, ⟨10.1016/j.nima.2006.08.048⟩. ⟨in2p3-00472046⟩



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