The proposal of Mindview European Project concerns with the development of a very high resolution and high efficiency brain dedicated PET scanner simultaneously working with a Magnetic Resonance scanner, that expects to visualize neurotransmitter pathways and their disruptions in the quest to better diagnose schizophrenia. On behalf of this project, we propose a low cost PET module for the first prototype, based on monolithic crystals, suitable to be integrated with a head Radio Frequency (RF) coil. The aim of the suggested module is to achieve high performances in terms of efficiency, planar spatial resolution (expected about 1 mm) and discrimination of gamma Depth Of Interaction (DOI) in order to reduce the parallax error. Our preliminary results are very promising: a DOI resolution of about 3 mm, a spatial resolution ranging from about 1 to 1.5 mm and a good position linearity.

Pani, R., Gonzalez, A.J., Bettiol, M., Fabbri, A., Cinti, M.N., Preziosi, E., et al. (2015). Preliminary evaluation of a monolithic detector module for integrated PET/MRI scanner with high spatial resolution. JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, 10(6), C06006-C06006 [10.1088/1748-0221/10/06/C06006].

Preliminary evaluation of a monolithic detector module for integrated PET/MRI scanner with high spatial resolution

Fabbri A.;
2015

Abstract

The proposal of Mindview European Project concerns with the development of a very high resolution and high efficiency brain dedicated PET scanner simultaneously working with a Magnetic Resonance scanner, that expects to visualize neurotransmitter pathways and their disruptions in the quest to better diagnose schizophrenia. On behalf of this project, we propose a low cost PET module for the first prototype, based on monolithic crystals, suitable to be integrated with a head Radio Frequency (RF) coil. The aim of the suggested module is to achieve high performances in terms of efficiency, planar spatial resolution (expected about 1 mm) and discrimination of gamma Depth Of Interaction (DOI) in order to reduce the parallax error. Our preliminary results are very promising: a DOI resolution of about 3 mm, a spatial resolution ranging from about 1 to 1.5 mm and a good position linearity.
Pani, R., Gonzalez, A.J., Bettiol, M., Fabbri, A., Cinti, M.N., Preziosi, E., et al. (2015). Preliminary evaluation of a monolithic detector module for integrated PET/MRI scanner with high spatial resolution. JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, 10(6), C06006-C06006 [10.1088/1748-0221/10/06/C06006].
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