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In a PET imaging system, the memory location corresponding to the two detectors in which the interaction occurred is incremented by one. as possible to minimize the detection of events from unrelated decays that happen to strike the detectors within the time window determined by the overlap of the two logic pulses (Types of Events, p. 35). PET camera: general concepts The two small detectors shown in Figure 20 would not make a very effective PET system. They would only detect annihilation photons from decays occurring in the volume between the detectors and the tiny fraction of those decays in which the annihilation photons are directed towards the detectors.
Furthermore, the edges of the scintillator plates yield poor spatial resolution due to alteration of the shape of the light distribution by scintillation light that interacts with the edges of the crystal. Curved NaI(Tl) scintillator plates have become available and allow for large-area PET detectors to be constructed as segments of a ring, although regions of poor spatial resolution and gaps in active detector area still remain at the interface between segments. 18 However, this is a more expensive approach, and crystal failure would result in the loss of the entire system.
These parameters can be as simple as a qualitative comparison of activity concentration in different tissue regions or more complex biologic parameters such as metabolic rate, receptor density, or levels of gene expression. , static or dynamic sequence). The most basic data acquisition protocol in PET is the collection of a single data set or static frame over a fixed length of time. The image reconstructed from such a data set represents the average tissue activity concentration during the acquisition.