Image Magnification with PET Insert Probe

  • Andrej Studen


This chapter will describe the development of a PET probe based on solid-state detectors. The PET probe concept combines the high spatial resolution of dedicated PET imaging devices with the large field of view of the standard PET scanners. This is achieved by placing an additional movable detector within the standard PET ring and combining standard events with those captured by the probe. The probe must exhibit excellent spatial resolution and be of compact, sturdy design, making solid-state detectors a compelling choice over scintillator-based materials. Although silicon may not be perfectly suited in terms of stopping power and timing resolution, its other characteristics make it a compelling choice for the probe construction. This chapter will give an overview on probe construction, characterization, and performance as well as outline the limiting aspects of the described approach.


Field Programmable Gate Array Positron Annihilation Ring Event Silicon Detector External Ring 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jožef Stefan InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia

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