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Technical and clinical assessment of latest technology SiPM integrated digital PETCT scanner

Singh, M.K.; Mohan, P.; Mahajan, H.; Kaushik, C.


M.K. Singh

P. Mohan

H. Mahajan


The aim of this study was to conduct a technical and clinical evaluation of a Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM) integrated digital Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography (PETCT) Scanner using National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) NU 2- 2018 standards.
System sensitivity was measured by using a NEMA sensitivity phantom. Scatter fraction, count-rate performance, accuracy of count loss, and timing resolution were all computed. Clinical images were acquired and image quality was assessed and compared with published studies.
At 1 cm, tangential, radial, and axial spatial resolutions were 3.02 mm, 3.02 mm, and 2.73 mm at full width half maximum (FWHM), respectively. Sensitivity at centre and 10 cm was 10.359 cps/kBq and 9.741 cps/kBq, respectively. The timing resolution was measured at 372 ps.
The digital PETCT exhibits a high-spatial resolution and a superior timing resolution, which advances the diagnostic ability to detect small lesions and boosts the diagnostic confidence.
Implications for practice
Increases clinical relevance by improving the ability to detect and differentiate tiny or low-contrast lesions without compromising radiopharmaceutical dose or overall scan time.


Singh, M., Mohan, P., Mahajan, H., & Kaushik, C. (2023). Technical and clinical assessment of latest technology SiPM integrated digital PETCT scanner. Radiography, 29(4), 705-711.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 26, 2023
Online Publication Date May 13, 2023
Publication Date 2023-07
Deposit Date Jun 1, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jun 1, 2023
Journal Radiography
Print ISSN 1078-8174
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 29
Issue 4
Pages 705-711
Keywords Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and imaging; Podiatry


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