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Application of WLS strips for position determination in strip PET tomograph based on plastic scintillators

Jerzy Smyrski
  • Corresponding author
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
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/ Paweł Moskal
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Tomasz Bednarski
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Piotr Białas
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Eryk Czerwiński
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ łukasz Kapłon
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
  • Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Andrzej Kochanowski
  • Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Grzegorz Korcyl
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Jakub Kowal
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Paweł Kowalski
  • Świerk Computing Centre, National Centre for Nuclear Research, Otwock-Świerk, Poland
/ Tomasz Kozik
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Wojciech Krzemień
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Marcin Molenda
  • Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Szymon Niedźwiecki
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Marek Pałka
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Monika Pawlik-Niedzwiecka
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Lech Raczyński
  • Świerk Computing Centre, National Centre for Nuclear Research, Otwock-Świerk, Poland
/ Zbigniew Rudy
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Piotr Salabura
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Neha Gupta-Sharma
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Michał Silarski
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Artur Słomski
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Adam Strzelecki
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Wojciech Wiślicki
  • Świerk Computing Centre, National Centre for Nuclear Research, Otwock-Świerk, Poland
/ Marcin Zieliński
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
/ Natalia Zoń
  • Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Published Online: 2014-05-24 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bams-2013-0103

Abstract

A method of the determination of a γ-quantum absorption point in a plastic scintillator block using a matrix of wavelength-shifting (WLS) strips is proposed. An application of this method for the improvement of position resolution in newly proposed positron emission tomography (PET) detectors based on plastic scintillators is presented. The method enables to reduce parallax errors in the reconstruction of images, which occurs in the presently used PET scanners.

Keywords: scintillator detectors; time-of-flight positron emission tomography

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About the article

Corresponding author: Jerzy Smyrski, Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, 30-059 Cracow, Poland, E-mail:


Received: 2013-10-22

Accepted: 2014-02-26

Published Online: 2014-05-24

Published in Print: 2014-06-30


Citation Information: Bio-Algorithms and Med-Systems, ISSN (Online) 1896-530X, ISSN (Print) 1895-9091, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bams-2013-0103. Export Citation

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