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Fabrication of collimators for gamma-ray imaging
Author(s): Olga V. Makarova; Guohua Yang; Cha-Mei Tang; Derrick C. Mancini; Ralu Divan; Judith Yaeger
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Paper Abstract

Collimators capable of higher resolution and optimized for greater sensitivity can significantly improve the imaging quality of gamma-cameras for single-photon-emission computed tomography of small animals. We are applying deep x-ray lithography and gold electroforming techniques to fabricate high-resolution collimators with continuous, smooth, and thin septa. Negative SU-8 photoresist was used for mold fabrication. To be efficient, collimators for gamma-cameras designed to image 140 keV gamma-rays should be over 1.5 cm tall. The height of the collimator can be achieved by stacking the appropriate number of layers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5539, Design and Microfabrication of Novel X-Ray Optics II, (4 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.563748
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Olga V. Makarova, Creatv MicroTech, Inc. (United States)
Guohua Yang, Creatv MicroTech, Inc. (United States)
Cha-Mei Tang, Creatv MicroTech, Inc. (United States)
Derrick C. Mancini, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Ralu Divan, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Judith Yaeger, Argonne National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5539:
Design and Microfabrication of Novel X-Ray Optics II
Anatoly A. Snigirev; Derrick C. Mancini, Editor(s)

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