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Advances in the development of solid state photomultipliers for medical imaging
Author(s): E. Levin; E. Shelegeda; V. E. Shubin; D. A. Shushakov; Constantin Sitarsky; S. Vinogradov
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Paper Abstract

We describe a new type of a sensitive semiconductor photodetector that could be used in medical imaging applications. The photodetector, based on the mechanism of discrete amplification, has performance parameters comparable to, and for some applications exceeding, those of the vacuum photomultiplier tubes. High amplification gain achieved at very low levels of excess noise is accompanied by the fast speed and high dynamic range of the photodetector. Comparison of the technology with classic arrays of Geiger-mode APD arrays is also performed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 March 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6913, Medical Imaging 2008: Physics of Medical Imaging, 69130J (18 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.772213
Show Author Affiliations
E. Levin, Amplification Technologies, Inc. (United States)
E. Shelegeda, Amplification Technologies, Inc. (United States)
V. E. Shubin, Amplification Technologies, Inc. (United States)
D. A. Shushakov, Amplification Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Constantin Sitarsky, Amplification Technologies, Inc. (United States)
S. Vinogradov, Amplification Technologies, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6913:
Medical Imaging 2008: Physics of Medical Imaging
Jiang Hsieh; Ehsan Samei, Editor(s)

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