3 years ago

J-PET: a new technology for the whole-body PET imaging.

Ł. Kapłon, B. Głowacz, M. Pawlik-Niedźwiecka, A. Gajos, L. Raczyński, G. Korcyl, C. Curceanu, S. Sharma, P. Kowalski, A. Wieczorek, D. Kisielewska-Kamińska, M. Silarski, M. Gorgol, N. G. Sharma, B. C. Hiesmayr, M. Zieliński, P. Białas, B. Zgardzińska, S. Niedźwiecki, P. Moskal, T. Kozik, M. Pałka, E. Czerwiński, M. Skurzok, M. Mohammed, W. Krzemień, Z. Rudy, R. Y. Shopa, E. Kubicz, N. Krawczyk, W. Wiślicki, B. Jasińska, K. Dulski

The Jagiellonian Positron Emission Tomograph (J-PET) is the first PET built from plastic scintillators. J-PET prototype consists of 192 detection modules arranged axially in three layers forming a cylindrical diagnostic chamber with the inner diameter of 85 cm and the axial field-of-view of 50 cm. An axial arrangement of long strips of plastic scintillators, their small light attenuation, superior timing properties, and relative ease of the increase of the axial field-of-view opens promising perspectives for the cost effective construction of the whole-body PET scanner, as well as construction of MR and CT compatible PET inserts. Present status of the development of the J-PET tomograph will be presented and discussed.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1710.11369

DOI: arXiv:1710.11369v1

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