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Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 682 (2012) 66-74
Experimental results and first 22Na source image reconstruction by two prototype modules in coincidence of a liquid xenon positron emission tomograph for small animal imaging
M.L. Gallin-Martel1, Yannick Grondin2, Nicolas Gac3, Y. Carcagno1, L. Gallin-Martel1, D. Grondin1, M. Marton1, J.F. Muraz1, O. Rossetto1, F. Vezzu1

A detector with a very specific design using liquid Xenon (LXe) in the scintillation mode is studied for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) of small animals. Two prototype modules equipped with Position Sensitive Photo Multiplier Tubes (PSPMTs) operating in the VUV range (178 nm) and at 165 K were built and studied in coincidence. This paper reports on energy, time and spatial resolution capabilities of this experimental test bench. Furthermore, these experimental results were used to perform the first image reconstruction of a 22Na source placed in the experimental setup.
1 :  LPSC - Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie
2 :  TIMC-IMAG - Techniques de l'Ingénierie Médicale et de la Complexité - Informatique, Mathématiques et Applications, Grenoble
3 :  Laboratoire des signaux et systèmes (L2S)
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Physique/Physique/Physique Médicale
Positron emission tomography (PET) – Medical imaging equipment – Liquid xenon
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