Optimized light sharing module for high resolution PET block detectors

Cecília O. Steinbach, Gábor Erdei, Ferenc Ujhelyi, Péter Major, Emóke Lórincz

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Controlled deflection of light cones from excited crystal pins has been realized in a positron emission tomography (PET) block detector that allows the enhancement of spatial resolution. The new light sharing module consists of special double prism units optically coupled to a continuous light guide. Slope angle in the prism units can be optimized for each pin in the array. We present well correlating results of light distribution measurements and simulations of single crystal pins with double prisms with different slope angles. First test results of spatial resolution improvement with optimized pixels of a block detector are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6197737
Pages (from-to)507-512
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number3 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - May 11 2012


  • Light transport
  • Monte Carlo methods
  • positron emission tomography (PET)
  • scintillation detector
  • spatial resolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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