A method for coincidence timing resolution enhancement


Ermis E. E. , ÇELİKTAŞ C., Pilicer E.

REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, cilt.87, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 87 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1063/1.4948925
  • Dergi Adı: REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

Özet

A method including the coincidence time resolution improvement for a TOF/positron emission tomography system was suggested. The spectrometer for this aim was composed of two NaI(Tl) and two plastic scintillation detectors. Experimental results were supported by FLUKA Monte Carlo simulation program by constructing the detector setup in software medium. Present experimental results verified our previous results and conclusions obtained from the suggested method. It was concluded that better resolutions would help the improvement not only on the TOF gain but also on the spatial resolution, leading to better images and helping the Physician in his/her diagnosis and treatment. Published by AIP Publishing.