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

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


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, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 59–63, ISSN (Online) 1896-530X, ISSN (Print) 1895-9091, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bams-2013-0103.

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