Multi-modal 3D imaging of radionuclides using multiple hybrid Compton cameras

Akihisa Omata*, Miho Masubuchi, Nanase Koshikawa, Jun Kataoka, Hiroki Kato, Atsushi Toyoshima, Takahiro Teramoto, Kazuhiro Ooe, Yuwei Liu, Keiko Matsunaga, Takashi Kamiya, Tadashi Watabe, Eku Shimosegawa, Jun Hatazawa

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    For radiological diagnosis and radionuclide therapy, X-ray and gamma-ray imaging technologies are essential. Single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) play essential roles in radiological diagnosis, such as the early detection of tumors. Radionuclide therapy is also rapidly developing with the use of these modalities. Nevertheless, a limited number of radioactive tracers are imaged owing to the limitations of the imaging devices. In a previous study, we developed a hybrid Compton camera that conducts simultaneous Compton and pinhole imaging within a single system. In this study, we developed a system that simultaneously realizes three modalities: Compton, pinhole, and PET imaging in 3D space using multiple hybrid Compton cameras. We achieved the simultaneous imaging of Cs-137 (Compton mode targeting 662 keV), Na-22 (PET mode targeting 511 keV), and Am-241 (pinhole mode targeting 60 keV) within the same field of view. In addition, the imaging of Ga-67 and In-111, which are used in various diagnostic scenarios, was conducted. We also verified that the 3D distribution of the At-211 tracer inside a mouse could be imaged using the pinhole mode.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number2546
    JournalScientific reports
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2022 Dec

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