Positron emission tomography imaging--technical considerations

Semin Nucl Med. 1986 Jan;16(1):35-50. doi: 10.1016/s0001-2998(86)80003-4.


Positron imaging instrumentation has improved rapidly in the last few years. Scanners currently under development are beginning to approach fundamental limits set by positron range and noncolinearity effects. This report reviews the latest developments in positron emission tomography (PET) instrumentation, emphasizing the development of coding schemes that reduce the complexity and cost of high-resolution scanners. The relative benefits of using time-of-flight (TOF) information is discussed as well.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biophysical Phenomena
  • Biophysics
  • Humans
  • Scattering, Radiation
  • Scintillation Counting
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed / methods*