Feasibility study of CCD-based gamma camera

Hakjae Lee, Young Jun Jeong, Joochul Yoon, Jungwon Kang, Sangjoon Lee, Hyungsup Shin, Kisung Lee

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Abstract

Conventional gamma cameras which uses photomultiplier tubes(PMT) is very heavy, bulky, and expensive. In addition, its spatial resolution is low because of geometrical limitation of PMTs. This low resolution and large size is not efficient for the small animal imaging system which is useful in preclinical imaging application. We have developed a small size but high spatial resolution gamma ray detector, based on charge-coupled device(CCD) which is useful to develop a prototype model of small animal gamma camera. Recently the sensitivity of CCD was improved and the peltier cooling system helped to minimize the dark currents of CCD significantly. The enhanced sensitivity and high intrinsic resolution of CCD enabled researchers to develop the small size gamma camera with low cost. In this study we used peltier cooled CCD sensor which has about 70% of quantum efficiency at 650nm wave length. CsI(Tl) scintillator was also used to convert the gamma ray to visible lights. These light photons from the scintillator have been collected to the CCD surface by Nikorr macro lens to enhance the collection efficiency. The experimental results showed that the proposed CCD-based detection system is feasible for gamma ray detection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7805
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 8
Externally publishedYes
EventHard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2010 Aug 22010 Aug 4

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OtherHard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period10/8/210/8/4

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Charge-coupled Device
Charge coupled devices
charge coupled devices
Camera
Cameras
cameras
Gamma Rays
Gamma rays
Scintillator
gamma rays
Spatial Resolution
Phosphors
scintillation counters
animals
Animals
spatial resolution
Dark Current
Dark currents
Quantum Efficiency
sensitivity

Keywords

  • CCD
  • gamma camera
  • optical lens
  • scintillator
  • SPECT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Lee, H., Jeong, Y. J., Yoon, J., Kang, J., Lee, S., Shin, H., & Lee, K. (2010). Feasibility study of CCD-based gamma camera. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7805). [780518] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.862717

Feasibility study of CCD-based gamma camera. / Lee, Hakjae; Jeong, Young Jun; Yoon, Joochul; Kang, Jungwon; Lee, Sangjoon; Shin, Hyungsup; Lee, Kisung.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7805 2010. 780518.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Lee, H, Jeong, YJ, Yoon, J, Kang, J, Lee, S, Shin, H & Lee, K 2010, Feasibility study of CCD-based gamma camera. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 7805, 780518, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XII, San Diego, CA, United States, 10/8/2. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.862717
Lee H, Jeong YJ, Yoon J, Kang J, Lee S, Shin H et al. Feasibility study of CCD-based gamma camera. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7805. 2010. 780518 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.862717
Lee, Hakjae ; Jeong, Young Jun ; Yoon, Joochul ; Kang, Jungwon ; Lee, Sangjoon ; Shin, Hyungsup ; Lee, Kisung. / Feasibility study of CCD-based gamma camera. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7805 2010.
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