A subminiature scintillation detector for catheter operation

TitleA subminiature scintillation detector for catheter operation
Publication TypePresentazione a Congresso
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsScafè, R., Montani L., Burgio N., Iurlaro G., Santagata A., Ciavola C., and Alonge G.
Conference NameAstroparticle, Particle and Space Physics, Detectors and Medical Physics Applications - Proceedings of the 9th Conference
Conference LocationComo
ISBN Number9812567984; 9789812567987
KeywordsCatheters, Clinical conditions, Laboratory set-up, Lesion detectability, Monte Carlo results, Nuclear medicine

The feasibility of a subminiature scintillation detector to be inserted in a catheter for lesion localization in nuclear medicine SPECT has been studied. Measurements on a simple laboratory setup have been performed and compared with Monte Carlo results. Further simulations, at 30keV and 140keV, concerning a configuration reproducing severe clinical conditions have shown poor lesion detectability. Several factors affecting the response have to be investigated to improve the capability of lesion localization characterizing such detector.