13-19 June 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
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Coincidence Measurements using the SensL MatrixSM-9 Silicon-photomultiplier Array

16 Jun 2015, 15:00
15m
CAB 239 (University of Alberta)

CAB 239

University of Alberta

Oral (Student, Not in Competition) / Orale (Étudiant(e), pas dans la compétition) Medical and Biological Physics / Physique médicale et biologique (DMBP-DPMB) T2-6 Nuclear Physics in Medicine (DNP-DMBP-DIAP) / Physique nucléaire en médecine (DPN-DPMB-DPIA)

Speaker

Dr Jamie Sanchez-Fortun Stoker (University of Regina)

Description

The silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) has emerged as a rival device to traditional photodetectors such as the photomultiplier tube (PMT). Over the past decade, SiPMs - also known as Multi-pixel photon counters (MPPCs) and Single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs) - have found applications in fields ranging from, for example, high-energy physics and atmospheric lidar, to homeland security, biophotonics and nuclear medicine. Due to their wide-ranging applications, arrays of SiPMs are now available commercially as part of modular, turnkey readout systems. One such device - the MatrixSM-9 manufactured by SensL - has been designed specifically for use in high-resolution medical imaging systems required in, for example, state-of-the-art PET applications. We present preliminary coincidence measurements using the Matrix SM-9 system, coupled to a plastic scintillator, to image a $^{22}$Na positron source.

Primary author

Dr Jamie Sanchez-Fortun Stoker (University of Regina)

Co-authors

Dr Andrei Semenov (University of Regina) Mr Tegan Beattie (University of Regina) Prof. Zisis Papandreou (University of Regina)

Presentation Materials