A continuous flow input function detector for H 2 15 0 blood flow studies in positron emission tomography

G. D. Hutchins, R. D. Hichwa, R. A. Koeppe

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Abstract

A plastic scintillator detection system has been developed for the measurement of arterial blood H 2 150 concentrations in positron emission tomographic (PET) local cerebral blood flow (lCBF) studies. The system uses a peristaltic pump to continually pull arterial blood from a radial artery through the plastic scintillator for the detection of the oxygen-15 positrons. To correct for the smearing of the arterial blood curve shape due to laminar flow in the pump tubing, a deconvolution technique has been developed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)546-549
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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