The liquid xenon detector for PET: Recent results

Citation
V. Chepel et al., The liquid xenon detector for PET: Recent results, IEEE NUCL S, 46(4), 1999, pp. 1038-1044
Citations number
14
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science","Nuclear Emgineering
Journal title
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE
ISSN journal
0018-9499 → ACNP
Volume
46
Issue
4
Year of publication
1999
Part
2
Pages
1038 - 1044
Database
ISI
SICI code
0018-9499(199908)46:4<1038:TLXDFP>2.0.ZU;2-1
Abstract
A multiwire ionisation chamber filled with liquid xenon as a position sensi tive detector for Positron Emission Tomography is studied. Both xenon scint illation, which provides a fast trigger, and ionisation charge for position and energy measurements are read. The detection efficiency of the detector is assessed in separate measurements of the probability of detection of th e scintillation light and the charge signals due to 511 keV gamma-rays. The se were measured to be about 1 and 0.82, respectively.