In a previous experiment we have set up a small gamma camera based on YAP:Ce crystals to monitor the effect of metabolic radiotherapy in mice. Assembling and tests have been carried out at the Laboratory for Radiopharmaceuticals and Molecular Imaging (LRIM), situated by the LNL site, which is authorized to deal with radio-isotopes in liquid solution and small animals testing. The camera features a matrix of tiny YAP pixels (each 0.5x0.5x10 mm 3 ), coupled to a 3 diameter R2486 Hamamatsu Position Sensitive PMT (50 mm sensitive diameter). The intrinsic resolution of the camera is better than 1 mm. Subsequently we have developed a fully tomographic system to properly inspect the mices tiny organs. This system and its performance is what we mainly describe in this paper.

A YAP Tomographic Camera for Small-Animals Imaging

BOLLINI, DANTE;BALDAZZI, GIUSEPPE;LO MEO, SERGIO;NAVARRIA, FRANCESCO LUIGI;PERROTTA, ANDREA;
2010

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In a previous experiment we have set up a small gamma camera based on YAP:Ce crystals to monitor the effect of metabolic radiotherapy in mice. Assembling and tests have been carried out at the Laboratory for Radiopharmaceuticals and Molecular Imaging (LRIM), situated by the LNL site, which is authorized to deal with radio-isotopes in liquid solution and small animals testing. The camera features a matrix of tiny YAP pixels (each 0.5x0.5x10 mm 3 ), coupled to a 3 diameter R2486 Hamamatsu Position Sensitive PMT (50 mm sensitive diameter). The intrinsic resolution of the camera is better than 1 mm. Subsequently we have developed a fully tomographic system to properly inspect the mices tiny organs. This system and its performance is what we mainly describe in this paper.
D. Bollini; G. Baldazzi; A. Battistella; M. Bello; C. L. Fontana; S. Lo Meo; G. Moschini; F. Navarria; A. Perrotta; N. Uzunov; P. Rossi
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