Performance of dSiPMs for compact SPECT scanners

Most preclinical single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scanners are based on clinical detectors, resulting in systems with a large footprint. Recently, Philips Digital Photon Counting (PDPC) has introduced a compact, fully digital detector based on solid state technologies, the digital silicon photomultiplier (dSiPM). We are investigating the use of these dSiPMs in combination with thin, monolithic LYSO scintillator crystals as single photon detectors for the development of a compact small animal SPECT scanner.


Researcher: Carmen Bouckaert.