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GAMMA CAMERA-SCINTILLATION CRYSTAL

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GAMMA CAMERA-SCINTILLATION CRYSTAL

1. Converts gamma-ray photons into optical photons. Usually sodium iodide activated with thallium.
2. Increase thickness => increase sensitivity + decrease resolution.
3. Decrease thickness => decrease sensitivity + increase resolution.


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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.

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