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On The Performance Of Scintillation Detectors For Nuclear Imaging
Author(s): John Bombardieri; Dov Rosenfeld
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Paper Abstract

The performance of large diameter NaI (T1) scintillation crystals applied to the detection of nuclear images is bounded by specific physical limitations. The results presented are analytical expressions for the detection efficiency and the point spread function (PSF) of scintillation detectors in the absence of multiple scattering. The PSF is determined both for a perpendicular incident photon beam and for oblique incidence. The scintillation detection efficiency is determined only for a co-axial point source. An expression for the efficiency for oblique incidence is given in integral form.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1986
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 0671, Physics and Engineering of Computerized Multidimensional Imaging and Processing, (1 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966700
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John Bombardieri, Andrew Antennas (Australia)
Dov Rosenfeld, University of Sydney (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0671:
Physics and Engineering of Computerized Multidimensional Imaging and Processing
Thomas F. Budinger; Zang-Hee Cho; Orhan Nalcioglu, Editor(s)

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