Cherenkov luminescence imaging in transparent media and the imaging of thin or shallow sources

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Abstract

In this work, we demonstrated the possibility of high spatial resolution Cherenkov luminescence imaging (CLI) for objects in transparent media. We also demonstrated the possibility of the CLI of thin opaque objects using optical transducers. Results demonstrate that submillimeter resolution CLI is achievable for beta-emitting radionuclides, including 76Br that emits positrons of very high energy. The imaging of beta-emitters through scintillation detectors exhibits lower resolution when compared to CLI of the same sources. The application of optical transducers for the CLI was demonstrated using plants labeled with 11CO2 and phantoms containing beta-emitters.

Original languageEnglish
Article number36011
JournalJournal of biomedical optics
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

Keywords

  • Cherenkov luminescence imaging; nuclear imaging

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