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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 156-159

Development of Scintillators in Nuclear Medicine


1 Immunology Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3 Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
4 Department of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

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Dr. Jalil Pirayesh Islamian
Department of Medical Physics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences School of Medicine, Attar Neyshapouri St, Azadi Ave, Tabriz 5166614766
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/1450-1147.163241

PMID: 26420984

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High-quality image is necessary for accurate diagnosis in nuclear medicine. There are many factors in creating a good image and detector is the most important one. In recent years, several detectors are studied to get a better picture. The aim of this paper is comparison of some type of these detectors such as thallium activated sodium iodide bismuth germinate cesium activated yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG: Ce) YAP: Ce "lutetium aluminum garnet activated by cerium" CRY018 "CRY019" lanthanum bromide and cadmium zinc telluride. We studied different properties of these crystals including density, energy resolution and decay times that are more important factors affecting the image quality.


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