Optimization and angular resolution calculations for a multiple Compton scatter camera

N. Dogan, D. K. Wehe

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Abstract

Monte Carlo simulations were performed to optimize the layer thickness of a Compton camera which utilizes multiple Compton scatterings. The optimum layer thickness was found to be less than 0.25 mm for 150 keV, 1.15 mm for 511 keV gamma rays and approximately 4 mm for 1000 keV gamma rays. The efficiencies of two multiple Compton scatter cameras which consist of a 20 layer stack of either 1 mm or 4 mm thick Si strip detectors surrounded by a 2 cm thick CsI(Tl) side counter are presented for 150-1000 keV gamma rays. The expected angular resolution of the proposed design (1mm thick, 20 layer Si) is presented for different assumed noise levels over the energy range 150-1000 keV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages269-273
Number of pages5
Editionpt 1
ISBN (Print)0780314883
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1993 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 30 1993Nov 6 1993

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference
Numberpt 1

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1993 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period10/30/9311/6/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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