A Compton camera prototype for prompt gamma medical imaging

P. G. Thirolf, S Aldawood, M. Böhmer, J. Bortfeldt, I Castelhano, G. Dedes, F. Fiedler, R. Gernhäuser, H.G. van der Kolff, D. Schaart, More Authors

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Compton camera prototype for a position-sensitive detection of prompt γ rays from proton-induced nuclear reactions is being developed in Garching. The detector system allows to track the Comptonscattered electrons. The camera consists of a monolithic LaBr3:Ce scintillation absorber crystal, read out by a multi-anode PMT, preceded by a stacked array of 6 double-sided silicon strip detectors acting as scatterers. The LaBr3:Ce crystal has been characterized with radioactive sources. Online commissioning measurements were performed with a pulsed deuteron beam at the Garching Tandem accelerator and with a clinical proton beam at the OncoRay facility in Dresden. The determination of the interaction point of the photons in the monolithic crystal was investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions 2015, NN 2015
EditorsS. Pirrone, F. Rizzo, V. Greco, M. La Cognata, C. Spitaleri
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9788874381012
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event12th International Conference on Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions, NN 2015 - Catania, Italy
Duration: 21 Jun 201526 Jun 2015


Conference12th International Conference on Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions, NN 2015


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