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Small animal PET imager built with plastic scintillating fibers
Author(s): Johann L. Fernando; R. Xiong; Ton Nguyen; Jim Anderson; G. Arbique; S. Challa; Anca Constantinescu; Ervin J. Fenyves; Padmakar V. Kulkarni; Amar Raheja; G. Thambi; Peter P. Antich
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Paper Abstract

We describe initial results obtained with a prototype small-animal PET imager built with scintillating optical fibers. This device produced images at high resolution, corresponding to the physical limit of positron annihilation imaging. In vivo images in the rat were obtained which were rich in detail and showed good positional correlation with anatomic images of the same animal. The device operated with an initial sensitivity sufficient to detect the biodistribution of PET imaging agents with a 3-5 minute time resolution. The system is undergoing extensive upgrading and testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2551, Photoelectronic Detectors, Cameras, and Systems, (8 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218652
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Johann L. Fernando, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr./Dallas (United States)
R. Xiong, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr./Dallas (United States)
Ton Nguyen, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr./Dallas (United States)
Jim Anderson, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr./Dallas (United States)
G. Arbique, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr./Dallas (United States)
S. Challa, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr./Dallas (United States)
Anca Constantinescu, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr./Dallas (United States)
Ervin J. Fenyves, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr./Dallas (United States)
Padmakar V. Kulkarni, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr./Dallas (United States)
Amar Raheja, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr./Dallas (United States)
G. Thambi, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr./Dallas (United States)
Peter P. Antich, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr./Dallas (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2551:
Photoelectronic Detectors, Cameras, and Systems
C. Bruce Johnson; Ervin J. Fenyves, Editor(s)

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