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J. Imaging 2015, 1(1), 45-59; doi:10.3390/jimaging1010045

The Temporal PET Camera: A New Concept With High Spatial and Timing Resolution for PET Imaging

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Damavan Imaging, Technopole de l'Aube, 2 rue Gustave Eiffel, 10000 Troyes, France
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University of Technology of Troyes Institute Charles Delaunay, UMR CNRS 6279 12, rue Marie Curie, 10010 Troyes, France
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Academic Editor: Gonzalo Pajares Martinsanz
Received: 14 April 2015 / Revised: 7 July 2015 / Accepted: 23 July 2015 / Published: 6 August 2015
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This contribution proposes a new temporal PET camera concept yielding a precise spatio-temporal localization of a scintillation event within a monolithic scintillator. This concept is promising for PET imaging. The key idea behind this concept is the ability of the system to accurately localize the region of detected un-scattered photons on the Si-PMT detector plane. Then, by ray tracing, an accurate estimate of the depth and timing of the scintillation event is provided. An estimation of the potential performance of such a system, based on extensive Monte Carlo simulations, is also presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: Gamma camera; Si-PMT, PET imaging; TOF; CRT; Spatial resolution; monolithic scintillators Gamma camera; Si-PMT, PET imaging; TOF; CRT; Spatial resolution; monolithic scintillators
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Iltis, A.; Snoussi, H. The Temporal PET Camera: A New Concept With High Spatial and Timing Resolution for PET Imaging. J. Imaging 2015, 1, 45-59.

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