8 September 1995 Small animal PET imager built with plastic scintillating fibers
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We describe initial results obtained with a prototype small-animal PET imager built with scintillating optical fibers. This device produced images at high resolution, corresponding to the physical limit of positron annihilation imaging. In vivo images in the rat were obtained which were rich in detail and showed good positional correlation with anatomic images of the same animal. The device operated with an initial sensitivity sufficient to detect the biodistribution of PET imaging agents with a 3-5 minute time resolution. The system is undergoing extensive upgrading and testing.
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Johann L. Fernando, R. Xiong, Ton Nguyen, Jim Anderson, G. Arbique, S. Challa, Anca Constantinescu, Ervin J. Fenyves, Padmakar V. Kulkarni, Amar Raheja, G. Thambi, Peter P. Antich, "Small animal PET imager built with plastic scintillating fibers", Proc. SPIE 2551, Photoelectronic Detectors, Cameras, and Systems, (8 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218652; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.218652
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