Co-planar PET/CT for small animal imaging

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dc.contributor.author Vaquero López, Juan José
dc.contributor.author Redondo, Santiago
dc.contributor.author Abella García, Mónica
dc.contributor.author Pascau González Garzón, Javier
dc.contributor.author Sánchez, Javier
dc.contributor.author Vicente, Esther
dc.contributor.author Soto Montenegro, M. L.
dc.contributor.author Desco Menéndez, Manuel
dc.contributor.author Lage Negro, Eduardo
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-21T14:32:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-21T14:32:07Z
dc.date.issued 2005-10
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation 2005 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, Oct. 2005, vol. 3, p. 1748-1751
dc.identifier.isbn 0-7803-9221-3
dc.identifier.issn 1082-3654
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/12138
dc.description Proceeding of: 2005 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, Puerto Rico, October 23 - 29, 2005
dc.description.abstract A small animal PET/CT system based on a common rotating gantry is proposed. The PET detection subsystem is composed of two detector modules based on MLS arrays and four flat panel type PS PMT. The CT subsystem consists in a micro focus X ray tube and a semiconductor X ray detector. Space for opposed PET detectors and the CT scanner have been allocated on the same plane in such a way that the trans axial and axial centers are common for both systems. Shielding elements have been placed around the detectors to avoid cross modality contamination. The gantry can rotate 370 degrees to provide complete data sets for the CT image reconstruction algorithm that is based on the cone beam geometry. PET image reconstruction is implemented using FBP (2D and 3D) and OSEM. Sequential acquisition protocols minimize the scan duration, and CT information can be used to implement PET imaging corrections. The coplanar configuration of this system provides intrinsically co registered data sets, and it is not necessary to reposition the animal to perform any modality imaging, avoiding undesired animal or additional accessories movements. An additional advantage is the compactness of the system that saves space and allows a direct visual monitoring of the animal during the scan
dc.description.sponsorship Part of this work is founded by the IM3 network (G03/185 Ministerio de Sanidad), with grants from the Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, project TEC2004-07052-C02-01, and Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio project FIT-330101-2004-3. J.J. Vaquero has support from the “Ramón y Cajal” Program, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher IEEE
dc.rights © IEEE
dc.subject.other Gamma detectors
dc.subject.other Position sensitive photomultiplier tubes
dc.subject.other Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
dc.subject.other Small animal imaging
dc.subject.other Biomedical nuclear imaging
dc.title Co-planar PET/CT for small animal imaging
dc.type bookPart
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2005.1596531
dc.subject.eciencia Biología y Biomedicina
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/NSSMIC.2005.1596531
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.eventdate October 23 - 29, 2005
dc.relation.eventplace Puerto Rico
dc.relation.eventtitle 2005 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1748
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 1751
dc.identifier.publicationtitle IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 3
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