A plastic scintillator detection system was developed for the measurement of arterial blood H//2 **1 **5 O concentrations in positron emission tomoraphic (PET) local cerebral blood flow 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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science|
|State||Published - Feb 1 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering