System integration of the MiCES small animal PET scanner

T. K. Lewellen, M. Janes, R. S. Miyaoka, S. B. Gillespie, B. Park, Kisung Lee, P. Kinahan

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Abstract

A small animal positron emission tomography scanner for small animals has been developed based on the University of Washington micro-crystal element (MiCE2) detector module design. The scanner, MiCES, uses 72 MiCE2 modules, each consisting of a 22×22 array of 0.8×0.8×10 mm MLS crystals coupled to a Hamamatsu R5900-00-C12 PMT. Alternate rows of detectors (in the axial direction) are offset by the axial gap between crystal arrays and the entire detector and electronics system is continuously rotated. The system electronics is based on the use of the IEEE 1394a (FireWire) standard for transmitting data from detector nodes to the host computer. The electronics are organized around rows of four detector modules. Each module is connected to a threshold summing board that converts the 12 PS PMT signals to 4 position signals. The signals are then digitized and acquired by the host computer in a list mode format. Each set of electronics (supporting four modules) is essentially independent with its own control processor and field programmable gate arrays. Each electronics module receives basic commands from a single control processor, which in turns communicates with the host computer. In addition, during acquisition, data specific commands are sent to the electronics modules via FireWire (each module supports a control and a data logical unit). This paper provides an overview of the MiCES system and provides details of system integration and testing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
EditorsJ.A. Seibert
Pages3316-3320
Number of pages5
Volume5
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, Symposium on Nuclear Power Systems and the 14th International Workshop on Room Temperature Semiconductor X- and Gamma- Ray Detectors - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2004 Oct 162004 Oct 22

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Other2004 Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, Symposium on Nuclear Power Systems and the 14th International Workshop on Room Temperature Semiconductor X- and Gamma- Ray Detectors
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period04/10/1604/10/22

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Animals
Electronic equipment
Detectors
Crystals
Positron emission tomography
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
Data acquisition
Testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Lewellen, T. K., Janes, M., Miyaoka, R. S., Gillespie, S. B., Park, B., Lee, K., & Kinahan, P. (2004). System integration of the MiCES small animal PET scanner. In J. A. Seibert (Ed.), IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (Vol. 5, pp. 3316-3320). [M8-1]

System integration of the MiCES small animal PET scanner. / Lewellen, T. K.; Janes, M.; Miyaoka, R. S.; Gillespie, S. B.; Park, B.; Lee, Kisung; Kinahan, P.

IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. ed. / J.A. Seibert. Vol. 5 2004. p. 3316-3320 M8-1.

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

Lewellen, TK, Janes, M, Miyaoka, RS, Gillespie, SB, Park, B, Lee, K & Kinahan, P 2004, System integration of the MiCES small animal PET scanner. in JA Seibert (ed.), IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. vol. 5, M8-1, pp. 3316-3320, 2004 Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, Symposium on Nuclear Power Systems and the 14th International Workshop on Room Temperature Semiconductor X- and Gamma- Ray Detectors, Rome, Italy, 04/10/16.
Lewellen TK, Janes M, Miyaoka RS, Gillespie SB, Park B, Lee K et al. System integration of the MiCES small animal PET scanner. In Seibert JA, editor, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. Vol. 5. 2004. p. 3316-3320. M8-1
Lewellen, T. K. ; Janes, M. ; Miyaoka, R. S. ; Gillespie, S. B. ; Park, B. ; Lee, Kisung ; Kinahan, P. / System integration of the MiCES small animal PET scanner. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. editor / J.A. Seibert. Vol. 5 2004. pp. 3316-3320
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