Constructing a small laboratory animal imaging device based on scintillating fibers

J. A. Anderson, J. Fernando, T. Nguyen, J. O. Prior, A. Constantinescu, R. W. Parkey, P. P. Antich, R. C. Chaney, H. Hammack, E. J. Fenyves

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Scintillating optical fibers have been used to build small detectors for whole-body imaging of small rodents by nuclear medicine techniques. Cylindrical detectors with entrance apertures of 6.8 cm and active lengths of 11.3 cm were constructed using both 3 mm and 1 mm BCF-10 fibers. Fiber readout was performed using position sensitive photomultipliers and a specialized flash ADC system. The efficiencies of these detectors were determined as a function of energy, their resolution was studied, and their potential use for SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) was explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-131
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Oct 22 1993
EventScintillating Fiber Technology and Applications 1993 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 11 1993Jul 16 1993

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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