4809

System integration of FastSPECT III, a dedicated SPECT rodent-brain imager based on BazookaSPECT detector technology

Brian W. Miller, Lars R. Furenlid, Stephen K. Moore, H. Bradford Barber, Vivek V. Nagarkar, Harrison H. Barrett
College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA
IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2009

@inproceedings{miller2009system,

   title={System integration of FastSPECT III, a dedicated SPECT rodent-brain imager based on BazookaSPECT detector technology},

   author={Miller, B.W. and Furenlid, L.R. and Moore, S.K. and Barber, H.B. and Nagarkar, V.V. and Barrett, H.H.},

   booktitle={Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2009 IEEE},

   pages={4004–4008},

   year={2009},

   organization={IEEE}

}

Download Download (PDF)   View View   Source Source   

617

views

FastSPECT III is a stationary, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imager designed specifically for imaging and studying neurological pathologies in rodent brain, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons’s disease. Twenty independent BazookaSPECT [1] gamma-ray detectors acquire projections of a spherical field of view with pinholes selected for desired resolution and sensitivity. Each BazookaSPECT detector comprises a columnar CsI(Tl) scintillator, image-intensifier, optical lens, and fast-frame-rate CCD camera. Data stream back to processing computers via firewire interfaces, and heavy use of graphics processing units (GPUs) ensures that each frame of data is processed in real time to extract the images of individual gamma-ray events. Details of the system design, imaging aperture fabrication methods, and preliminary projection images are presented.
No votes yet.
Please wait...

* * *

* * *

HGPU group © 2010-2017 hgpu.org

All rights belong to the respective authors

Contact us: