High resolution semiconductor animal PET

Keizo Ishii, Youhei Kikuchi, Shigeo Matsuyama, Yasukazu Kanai, Koji Kotani, Takashi Itoh, Hiromichi Yamazaki, Yoshihito Funaki, Ren Iwata, Masatoshi Itoh, Kazuhiko Yanai, Jun Hatazawa, Nobuhiko Itoh, Naoto Tanizaki, Daizo Amano, Manabu Yamada, Takashi Yamaguchi

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A position emission tomography (PET) for animals using cadmium telluride (CdTe) detectors was developed for the purpose of biomedical study using rats and mice.The spatial resolution of 0.8mm FWHM within the central 20 mm-diameter of field of view (FOV) was obtained by the use of small CdTe elements of 1. 1 min ×1.0 mm × 5.mm. The FOV is 64 min in diameter and 26 mm in axis. Fine images were successively obtained following [18F]fluorodeoxy-glucose ([18F]FDG) injection to a rat and a mouse. In the fine [18F]FDG images, the cerebral cortex the gray matter and the corpus striatum was able to be respectively distinguished.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Medical Imaging
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb


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