Electronics Dedicated to Multi-Anode Photomultiplier Tubes for Imaging Scintigraphic Devices

Catégorie

Conference Proceedings

Auteurs

Bard, P., Avner, S., Bekaert, V., Brasse, D., Fuchs, C., Gizard, B., Humbert, B., Piqueras, I., Staub, D., Guyonnet, J. L.

Année

2005

Titre

Electronics Dedicated to Multi-Anode Photomultiplier Tubes for Imaging Scintigraphic Devices

Journal / Livre / Conférence

Proceedings of 14th IEEE - NPSS Real Time Conference

Résumé

The common photo-detector used in the imaging scintigraphic devices (SPECT, PET, gamma camera) is still the traditional photomultiplier tube (PMT). Nowadays, semiconductor detectors are available to replace them but also multi-anode photomultipliers which have the advantages of a very good stability and reliability, essential requirements for commercial products. Our group has developed a small animal SPECT device and a per-operative gamma camera designed for the localization of sentinel lymph node in breast cancer treatment. Both systems are based on two different multi-anode PMTs suited to the needed sensitive area. A compact electronics has been developed to be adaptable for both projects. It integrates all the necessary signal processing, power supplies, first data treatment and communicates through a USB link with a computer where the scintigraphic image is created. This document presents this generic electronics which could be still adapted for other applications using multi-anode photomultipliers.

Liens relatifs

  • Print ISBN: 0-7803-9183-7
  • INSPEC Accession Number: 9072233
  • DOI: 10.1109/RTC.2005.1547484

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