Feasibility study for development of a PET device based on Multi-gap Resistive Plate Chambers

M. Nizam, B. Satyanarayana, R. R. Shinde, G. Majumder

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The Multigap Resistive Plate Chambers (MRPCs) provide excellent timing as well as position resolutions at relatively lower cost. Therefore, they can be used in medical imaging applications such as PET where precise timing is a crucial parameter of measurement. We have designed and fabricated several six-gap glass MRPCs and extensively studied their performance. In this paper, we describe the detector, electronics and the data acquisition system of the setup. We present here the data analysis procedure and initial results of our studies to measure the absolute position of a radioactive source ( 22 Na) using time of flight (TOF) as well as hit position information and hence to demonstrate their potential applications in medical imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Article number884
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019
Event39th International Conference on High Energy Physics, ICHEP 2018 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jul 4 2018Jul 11 2018


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