SPADnet: Embedded coincidence in a smart sensor network for PET applications

C. Bruschini, E. Charbon, C. Veerappan, L. H C Braga, N. Massari, M. Perenzoni, L. Gasparini, D. Stoppa, R. Walker, A. Erdogan, R. K. Henderson, S. East, L. Grant, B. Jatekos, F. Ujhelyi, G. Erdei, E. Lörincz, L. André, L. Maingault, V. ReboudL. Verger, E. Gros D'Aillon, P. Major, Z. Papp, G. Németh

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Abstract

In this paper we illustrate the core technologies at the basis of the European SPADnet project (www.spadnet.eu), and present the corresponding first results. SPADnet is aimed at a new generation of MRI-compatible, scalable large area image sensors, based on CMOS technology, that are networked to perform gamma-ray detection and coincidence to be used primarily in (Time-of-Flight) Positron Emission Tomography (PET). The project innovates in several areas of PET systems, from optical coupling to single-photon sensor architectures, from intelligent ring networks to reconstruction algorithms. In addition, SPADnet introduced the first computational model enabling study of the full chain from gamma photons to network coincidence detection through scintillation events, optical coupling, etc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-126
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume734
Issue numberPART B
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 11 2014

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Positron emission tomography
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Gamma rays
Magnetic resonance imaging
scintillation
CMOS
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Keywords

  • CMOS
  • Digital PET
  • Networking
  • Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPADs)
  • TSV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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SPADnet : Embedded coincidence in a smart sensor network for PET applications. / Bruschini, C.; Charbon, E.; Veerappan, C.; Braga, L. H C; Massari, N.; Perenzoni, M.; Gasparini, L.; Stoppa, D.; Walker, R.; Erdogan, A.; Henderson, R. K.; East, S.; Grant, L.; Jatekos, B.; Ujhelyi, F.; Erdei, G.; Lörincz, E.; André, L.; Maingault, L.; Reboud, V.; Verger, L.; Gros D'Aillon, E.; Major, P.; Papp, Z.; Németh, G.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 734, No. PART B, 11.01.2014, p. 122-126.

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Bruschini, C, Charbon, E, Veerappan, C, Braga, LHC, Massari, N, Perenzoni, M, Gasparini, L, Stoppa, D, Walker, R, Erdogan, A, Henderson, RK, East, S, Grant, L, Jatekos, B, Ujhelyi, F, Erdei, G, Lörincz, E, André, L, Maingault, L, Reboud, V, Verger, L, Gros D'Aillon, E, Major, P, Papp, Z & Németh, G 2014, 'SPADnet: Embedded coincidence in a smart sensor network for PET applications', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 734, no. PART B, pp. 122-126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2013.09.001
Bruschini, C. ; Charbon, E. ; Veerappan, C. ; Braga, L. H C ; Massari, N. ; Perenzoni, M. ; Gasparini, L. ; Stoppa, D. ; Walker, R. ; Erdogan, A. ; Henderson, R. K. ; East, S. ; Grant, L. ; Jatekos, B. ; Ujhelyi, F. ; Erdei, G. ; Lörincz, E. ; André, L. ; Maingault, L. ; Reboud, V. ; Verger, L. ; Gros D'Aillon, E. ; Major, P. ; Papp, Z. ; Németh, G. / SPADnet : Embedded coincidence in a smart sensor network for PET applications. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2014 ; Vol. 734, No. PART B. pp. 122-126.
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