Computed tomography (CT) imaging at high energy using plastic scintillating optical fibers

D. Johnson, Peter P. Antich, Jon A. Anderson, Johann L. Fernando, G. Thambi, Robert W. Parkey, Ervin J. Fenyves, R. Cheney

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Abstract

The design considerations for a megavoltage imager based on the distribution of pair production events in tissues are explored. Optical scintillating fibers utilizing electronic collimation are used to detect the 0.511 MeV annihilation radiation from the pair production events. The resolution, efficiency, and signal-to-noise ratio characteristics of this imaging modality are discussed and compared to conventional computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) imagers. A proof of principle small animal imager experiment is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsErvin J. Fenyves
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages71-75
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0819416053
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventScintillating Fiber Technology and Applications II - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 29 1994Jul 29 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2281
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherScintillating Fiber Technology and Applications II
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period7/29/947/29/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Johnson, D., Antich, P. P., Anderson, J. A., Fernando, J. L., Thambi, G., Parkey, R. W., Fenyves, E. J., & Cheney, R. (1994). Computed tomography (CT) imaging at high energy using plastic scintillating optical fibers. In E. J. Fenyves (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (pp. 71-75). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 2281). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.