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SCINTILLATOR

1. Radionuclide emissions: How to detect them?
2. For nuclear medicine we are interested in detecting photon radiation since this is useful for imaging.
3. Scintillation detectors are well-suited and very common.
4. Scintillator = material that emits visible light photons when it absorbs high-energy X-rays or Gamma radiation.
5. Most scintillators are solid-state crystals.


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REFERENCES

1. Bushberg, J. T. (2012). The essential physics of medical imaging. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Find it at Amazon
2. Heggie, J. C., Liddell, N. A., & Maher, K. P. (1997). Applied imaging technology. Melbourne: St. Vincents Hospital.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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