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Researchers from Medical University Provide Details of New Studies and Findings in the Area of Nuclear Science and Technology

June 3, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- A new study on Nuclear Science and Technology is now available. According to news reporting originating in Vienna, Austria, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "With the newly gained interest in the time-of-flight method for positron emission tomography (TOF-PET), many options for pushing the time resolution to its borders have been investigated."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Medical University, "As one of these options, the exploitation of the Cherenkov effect has been proposed, since it allows to bypass the scintillation process and therefore provides almost instantaneous response to incident 511 keV annihilation photons. Our simulation studies on the yield of Cherenkov photons, their arrival rate at the photon detector, and their angular distribution reveal a significant influence by Cherenkov photons on the rise time of inorganic scintillators-a key-parameter for TOF in PET."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "A measurement shows the feasibility to detect Cherenkov photons in this low energy range."

For more information on this research see: Studies on the Cherenkov Effect for Improved Time Resolution of TOF-PET. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 2014;61(1):443-447. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science can be contacted at: Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855-4141, USA. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - www.ieee.org/; IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science - ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=23)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.E. Brunner, Medical University of Vienna, Dept. of Biomed Imaging & Image Guided Therapy, A-1090 Vienna, Austria. Additional authors for this research include L. Gruber, J. Marton, K. Suzuki and A. Hirtl.

Keywords for this news article include: Vienna, Europe, Austria, Nuclear Science and Technology

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