17 August 2017 Monte Carlo simulations support non-Cerenkov radioluminescence production in tissue
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J. of Biomedical Optics, 22(8), 086002 (2017). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.22.8.086002
Abstract
There is experimental evidence for the production of non-Cerenkov radioluminescence in a variety of materials, including tissue. We constructed a Geant4 Monte Carlo simulation of the radiation from P32 and Tc99m interacting in chicken breast and used experimental imaging data to model a scintillation-like emission. The same radioluminescence spectrum is visible from both isotopes and cannot otherwise be explained through fluorescence or filter miscalibration. We conclude that chicken breast has a near-infrared scintillation-like response with a light yield three orders of magnitude smaller than BGO.
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Nicole L. Ackerman, Federico Boschi, Antonello E. Spinelli, "Monte Carlo simulations support non-Cerenkov radioluminescence production in tissue," Journal of Biomedical Optics 22(8), 086002 (17 August 2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.22.8.086002 Submission: Received 16 May 2017; Accepted 14 July 2017
Submission: Received 16 May 2017; Accepted 14 July 2017
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Monte Carlo methods

Photons

Breast

Luminescence

Tissue optics

Technetium

Tissues

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