2nd Edition

Radiation Detection Systems
Medical Imaging, Industrial Testing and Security Applications

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ISBN 9781032110875
November 5, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
336 Pages 104 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The advances in semiconductor detectors, scintillators, photodetectors such as silicon photomultipliers (SiPM), and reaodut electronics have experienced tremendous growth in recent years in terms of basic technologies and variety of applications.The second edition of the book Radiation Detection Systems presents variety of radiation detection systems giving readers a broad view of the state-of–the-art in the design of detectors, front-end electronics and systems offering optimized choices of the detection tools for a particular application. The new edition has been divided into two volumes. This volume on Medical Imaging, Industrial Testing and Security Applications presents specific applications of the detection systems in medical imaging, industrial testing and security applications. These newely developed technologies start to play a vital role in the detection, diagnosis and tratment of major human diseases. Featuring contributions from leading experts and pioneers in their respective fields, this book:
• describes new advances in development of detection systems based on CdZnTe (CZT) and CdTe detectors utilizing a direct conversion of radiation to electric signals
• reports a recent progress in technologies and performance of silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) used for reading the light from scintillators
• explores exciting new application opportunities created by development of the cutting-edge detection technologies in X-ray spectroscopy, Computed Tomography (CT), bone dosimetry, and nuclear medicine (PET, SPECT)
• considers the future use of photon counting detectors in clinical computed tomography (CT) scanners providing K-edge imaging to reduce the amount of contrast agents and ultimately offering both an anatomical and a functional information
• describes, uses of radiation detection systems in security applications such as luggage scanning, dirty bomb detection, and border control

With its combined coverage of new materials and innovative new system approaches, as well as a succinct overview of recent developments, this book is an invaluable tool for any engineer, professional, or student working in electronics or an associated field. Readers can refer to the other volume Sensor Materials, Systems, Technology and Characterization Measurements which puts emphasis on sensor materials, detector structures, front electronics technology and their designs as well as system optimization for different applications.

Table of Contents

1. Radiation Detection in SPECT and PET
Chin-Tu Chen and  Chien-Min Kao, The University of Chicago, USA

2. Imaging Technologies and Potential Clinical Applications of Photon Counting X-Ray Computed Tomography
Katsuyuki Taguchi, JHU, USA

3. Optimized Energy Bins for K-edge Imaging Using a Photon Counting Detector
Wang Zhe, Li Mohan, Zhang Zhidu, Wei Cunfeng, Wei Long, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

4. Spectral Photon-Counting CT system Based on Si-PM coupled with Novel Ceramic Scintillators
Hiroaki Kiji, T.Toyoda  J.Kataoka  M.Arimoto  S.Terazawa  S.Shiota  H.Ikeda, Waseda University, Japan

5. Spectral X-ray Computed Micro Tomography: 3-dimensional Chemical Imaging by Using a Pixelated Semiconductor Detector
Jonathan Sittner, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, Germany, Ghent University, Belgium
Margarita Merkulova, Jose R. A. Godinho, Axel D. Renno, Veerle Cnudde, Marijn Boone, Thomas De Schryver, Denis Van Loo, Antti Roine, Jussi Liipo, Bradley M. Guy, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany

6. Range Verification by Means of Prompt-Gamma Detection in Particle Therapy
Aleksandra Wrońska, Jagiellonian University, Poland,  Denis Dauvergne, CNRS, France

7. Compton Cameras and Their Applications
Jorge Roser, Fernando Hueso-González, Ana Ros and Gabriela Llosá, Instituto de Física Corpuscular, Spain

8. MRI-SPECT Multimodal Imaging
Jiri Zaijcek, CVUT, Czech Republic

9. Possibilities of Uses of a CZT Detector in Security Applications
Anna Selivanova, Lubomír Gryc, Jan Helebrant, National Radiation Protection Institute, Czechia

10. Xenon-Based EL-TPCs for 4□□ coverage of X-ray Energies in the Range 10-100 keV
Angela Saa Hernandez, Diego Gonzalez-Dıaz, Carlos D. R. Azevedo

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Jan Iwanczyk is a consultant to Universities and private companies since July 2017. He has served as a President and CEO of DxRay, Inc., Northridge, California, from 2005 to 2017.

Krzysztof (Kris) Iniewski is managing R&D development activities at Redlen Technologies Inc., a detector company based in British Columbia, Canada. During his 15 years at Redlen he has managed development of highly integrated CZT detector products in medical imaging and security applications.