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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Monte Carlo simulations support non-Cerenkov radioluminescence production in tissue
Author(s): Nicole L. Ackerman; Federico Boschi; Antonello E. Spinelli
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Paper Abstract

There is experimental evidence for the production of non-Cerenkov radioluminescence in a variety of materials, including tissue. We constructed a Geant4 Monte Carlo simulation of the radiation from P32 and Tc99m interacting in chicken breast and used experimental imaging data to model a scintillation-like emission. The same radioluminescence spectrum is visible from both isotopes and cannot otherwise be explained through fluorescence or filter miscalibration. We conclude that chicken breast has a near-infrared scintillation-like response with a light yield three orders of magnitude smaller than BGO.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 August 2017
PDF: 11 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 22(8) 086002 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.22.8.086002
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 22, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Nicole L. Ackerman, Agnes Scott College (United States)
Federico Boschi, Univ. degli Studi di Verona (Italy)
Antonello E. Spinelli, Istituto Scientifico San Raffaele (Italy)

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