Performance Evaluation of SimPET-X, a PET Insert for Simultaneous Mouse Total-Body PET/MR Imaging
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We are pleased to inform you that our article "Performance Evaluation of SimPET-X, a PET Insert for Simultaneous Mouse Total-Body PET/MR Imaging" was just published online in Molecular Imaging and Biology. You can find the full text in the following link:
SimPET is an advanced silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) based PET insert for truly simultaneous PET/MR imaging with a compact design and low power consumption, and excellent PET detector stability. New SimPET-X system covers an 11-cm-long axial field-of-view (FOV) and enables imaging of mouse total-bodies and rat heads. In this paper, the SimPET-X system was evaluated based on NEMA NU4-2008 standard measurements. Owing to a uniform spatial resolution and its superior sensitivity and counting rate performance, SimPETX provided high-quality phantom and mouse images. The feasibility of simultaneous PET/MR imaging studies using a combination of SimPET-X with the M7 MRI scanner was also demonstrated.