CONTINUOUS FLOW INPUT FUNCTION DETECTOR FOR H//2 **1 **5 O 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 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 languageEnglish (US)
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
VolumeNS-33
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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