publication . Article . Preprint . 2018

Estimating the NEMA characteristics of the J-PET tomograph using the GATE package.

Lech Raczyński; Szymon Niedźwiecki; Zbigniew Rudy; Michał Silarski; Marcin Zieliński; N. Gupta-Sharma; J. Raj; S. Shivani; Beatrix C. Hiesmayr; C Curcenau; ...
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  • Published: 10 Aug 2018 Journal: Physics in Medicine & Biology, volume 63, page 165,008 (eissn: 1361-6560, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing
  • Country: Poland
Abstract
A novel whole-body positron emission tomography (PET) system based on plastic scintillators is developed by the J-PET Collaboration. It consists of plastic scintillator strips arranged axially in the form of a cylinder, allowing the cost-effective construction of the total-body PET system. In order to determine the properties of the scanner prototype and optimize its geometry, advanced computer simulations were performed using the GATE (Geant4 application for tomographic emission) software. The spatial resolution, sensitivity, scatter fraction and noise equivalent count rate were estimated according to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association norm, as a...
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::Instrumentation and Detectors
free text keywords: Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors, Full width at half maximum, Scanner, Wavelength shifter, Tomography, Scintillator, STRIPS, law.invention, law, Optics, business.industry, business, Image resolution, Materials science, Silicon photomultiplier
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