18-22 February 2019
Vienna University of Technology
Europe/Vienna timezone

Development of the thin TOF-PET scanner based on fast monolithic silicon pixel sensors

21 Feb 2019, 17:45


Talk Medical Applications Medical Applications


Daiki Hayakawa (Universite de Geneve (CH))


The Thin-TOF PET (TT-PET) project aims at the construction of a small-animal PET scanner based on silicon monolithic pixel sensors with 30 ps time resolution for 511 keV photons, equivalent to 100 ps time resolution for minimum ionizing particles. The high time resolution of the pixel sensor allows for precise time of flight measurement of the two photons and a significant improvement in the signal-to-noise ratio of reconstructed images. The TT-PET scanner will also have sensitivity for photon depth of interaction, thus improving the spatial resolution across its whole field of view. The detectors, developed for this application, are monolithic silicon pixel sensors in SiGe BiCMOS technology. The prototype chip, comprising a 3 $\times$ 10 pixel matrix and a 50 ps binning TDC, has been recently tested at the CERN SPS beam test facility. The detector shows an efficiency greater than 99% and a time resolution for minimum ionizing particles of approximately 130 ps for 500 $\times$ 500µm$^2$ pixels with 600 fF capacitance.

Primary authors

Daiki Hayakawa (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Giuseppe Iacobucci (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Lorenzo Paolozzi (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Pierpaolo Valerio (CERN) Emanuele Ripiccini (UNIGE) Didier Ferrere (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Osman Ratib (University of Geneva) Dean Charles Forshaw (Universitaet Bern (CH)) Michele Weber (Universitaet Bern (CH)) Antonio Miucci (Universitaet Bern (CH)) Yves Bandi (Universitaet Bern (CH)) Roberto Cardarelli (INFN e Universita Roma Tor Vergata (IT)) Dr Holger Rücker (IHP Microelectronics) Dr Mehmet Kaynak (IHP Microelectronics)

Presentation Materials