Cadmium telluride matrix gamma camera

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Abstract

An experimental gamma camera that has significant performance has been designed, constructed, and tested. The new camera has a matrix of cadmium telluride semiconductors as the detecting medium. The detectors are located within the collimating holes (rather than behind them). Coincident outputs from each row and column are used to digitally identify the individual detector in which the energy deposition occurred. Direct digital localization of detected events and the attenuation of scatter radiation between matrix elements by the collimator septa that separate detectors, contribute to reasonable resolution and imaging time. The superior radiation detection characteristics of cadmium telluride (in comparison to sodium iodide) could provide superior discrimination against scattered radiation that contributes only spurious information to the image. Detector reliability and uniformity limit the camera’s performance; however, the availability of large numbers of small cadmium telluride detectors that have uniform radiation detection properties would make a clinical camera viable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-206
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Physics
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

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Gamma Cameras
Radiation
Sodium Iodide
Semiconductors
cadmium telluride

Keywords

  • CADMIUM TELLURIDES
  • CDTE SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS
  • COLLIMATORS
  • DIGITAL CIRCUITS
  • GAMMA CAMERAS
  • GAMMA DETECTION
  • PERFORMANCE
  • RELIABILITY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Cadmium telluride matrix gamma camera. / Allison, Jerry David.

In: Medical Physics, Vol. 7, No. 3, 01.01.1980, p. 202-206.

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