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2nd Edition

Radiation Detection Systems
Medical Imaging, Industrial Testing, and Security Applications

ISBN 9781032110875
Published November 5, 2021 by CRC Press
310 Pages 104 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The advances in semiconductor detectors, scintillators, photodetectors such as silicon photomultipliers (SiPM), and readout electronics have experienced tremendous growth in recent years in terms of basic technologies and a variety of applications. The second edition of 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 play a vital role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment 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 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 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 and system optimization for different applications.

Table of Contents

1. Radiation Detection in SPECT and PET

Chin-Tu Chen and Chien-Min Kao

2. Imaging Technologies and Potential Clinical Applications of Photon Counting X-Ray Computed Tomography

Katsuyuki Taguchi

3. Optimized Energy Bins for K-Edge Imaging Using a Photon Counting Detector

Wang Zhe, Zhang Zhidu, Li Mohan, Wei Cunfeng, and Wei Long

4 Spectral Photon-Counting CT System Based on Si-PM Coupled with Novel Ceramic Scintillators

H. Kiji, T. Toyoda, J. Kataoka, M. Arimoto, S. Terazawa, S. Shiota, and H. Ikeda

5. Spectral X-Ray Computed Micro Tomography: 3-Dimensional Chemical Imaging by Using a Pixelated Semiconductor Detector

Jonathan Sittner, Margarita Merkulova, Jose R. A. Godinho, Axel D. Renno, Veerle Cnudde, Marijn Boone, Thomas De Schryver, Denis Van Loo, Antti Roine, Jussi Liipo, and Bradley M. Guy

6. Range Verification by Means of Prompt-Gamma Detection in Particle Therapy

Aleksandra Wrońska and Denis Dauvergne

7. Compton Cameras and Their Applications

J. Roser, F. Hueso-González, A. Ros, and G. Llosá

8. MRI-SPECT Multimodal Imaging

Jiri Zajicek

9. Possibilities of Uses of a CZT Detector in Security Applications

Anna Selivanova, Lubomír Gryc, and Jan Helebrant

10. Xenon-Based EL-TPCs for 4π Detection of X-Rays in the Energy Range 10–00 keV

Angela Saa Hernández, Diego González-Díaz, and 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.