Coincidence resolution time of two small scintillators coupled to high quantum-efficiency photomultipliers in a PET-like system
1 Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica “M. Merlin”, Bari, Italy
2 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Bari, Bari, Italy
3 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Roma, Roma, Italy
4 National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) - Otwock - Świerk, Poland
5 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Lecce, Italy
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Published online: 20 March 2014
The lower limit of the time resolution for a positron emission tomography (PET) system has been measured for two scintillator types, LYSO:Ce and LuAG:Pr. Small dimension crystals and ultra bi-alkali phototubes have been used in order to increase the detected scintillation photons. Good timing resolutions of 118 ps and 223 ps FWHM have been obtained for two LYSO and two LuAG, respectively, exposed to a 22Na source.
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