Planar imaging of positron-emitting radionuclides with a multicrystal camera Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Tomography, Emission-Computed

abstract

  • A multicrystal gamma camera has been evaluated for the imaging of 511-keV photons resulting from positron emission. With minor instrument modifications, images of a phantom demonstrating good resolution are obtained. Satisfactory planar images are obtained in animals using fluorine-18 or rubidium-82. These findings establish the feasibility of planar imaging of positron emitters in a clinical setting, and may make possible the more rapid development assessment, and dissemination of positron-emitting radionuclides, thus promoting utilization of tomographic positron imaging techniques.

publication date

  • January 1982

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 6980973

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 725

end page

  • 30

volume

  • 23

number

  • 8