Multiple molecular simultaneous imaging in a live mouse using semiconductor Compton camera

Shinji Motomura, Yousuke Kanayama, Hiromitsu Haba, Yasuyoshi Watanabe, Shuichi Enomoto

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Abstract

We have demonstrated the feasibility of semiconductor Compton cameras for multiple molecular imaging in nuclear medicine. The Compton camera used in this work comprises two double-sided orthogonal-strip germanium detectors, and their excellent energy resolution enabled discrimination of the nuclides and accurate determination of the scattering angle for γ rays in wide energy range. Three radioactive tracers of 65ZnCl2, 85SrCl2, and iodinated (131I) methylnorcholestenol were injected to a living mouse and were measured simultaneously. Both two- and three-dimensional images of each tracer were obtained by a fixed-angle imaging with a single Compton camera, which reflected the different in vivo behavior of them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1089-1092
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of analytical atomic spectrometry
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 4 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

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