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Constructing a small laboratory animal imaging device based on scintillating fibers
Author(s): Jon A. Anderson; Johann L. Fernando; Ton Nguyen; John O. Prior; Anca Constantinescu; Robert W. Parkey; Peter P. Antich; Roy C. Chaney; H. Hammack; Ervin J. Fenyves
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Paper Abstract

Scintillating optical fibers have been used to build small detectors for whole-body imaging of small rodents by nuclear medicine techniques. Cylindrical detectors with entrance apertures of 6.8 cm and active lengths of 11.3 cm were constructed using both 3 mm and 1 mm BCF-10 fibers. Fiber readout was performed using position sensitive photomultipliers and a specialized flash ADC system. The efficiencies of these detectors were determined as a function of energy, their resolution was studied, and their potential use for SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) was explored.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2007, Scintillating Fiber Technology and Applications, (22 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161920
Show Author Affiliations
Jon A. Anderson, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr. (United States)
Johann L. Fernando, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr. (United States)
Ton Nguyen, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr. (United States)
John O. Prior, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr. (United States)
Anca Constantinescu, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr. (United States)
Robert W. Parkey, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr. (United States)
Peter P. Antich, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr. (United States)
Roy C. Chaney, Univ. of Texas/Dallas (United States)
H. Hammack, Univ. of Texas/Dallas (United States)
Ervin J. Fenyves, Univ. of Texas/Dallas (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2007:
Scintillating Fiber Technology and Applications
Ervin J. Fenyves, Editor(s)

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