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Shinshu U. Picks PET Crystals

Photonics.com
Feb 2010
SINGAPORE, Feb. 17, 2010 – Zecotek Photonics Inc.’s LFS scintillation crystals have been selected by Shinshu University in Japan for trials in its next-generation positron emission tomography (PET) medical imaging program. Shinshu University’s PET program is aimed at advancing improvements in spatial resolution for more effective 3-D imaging of cancer using subnanosecond resolution.

“The selection of Zecotek’s LFS scintillation crystals enables the use of smaller crystals, which can be read independently, providing a significant cost advantage,” said Tohru Takeshita, head of Shinshu University’s physics department. “The signal of the LFS crystals is also rapid enough to allow subnanosecond timing resolution. These are both critical attributes for enabling a high-resolution, next-generation PET system.”

“We are delighted that Zecotek’s LFS scintillation crystals have been selected by Prof. Takeshita and his group for their work on a next-generation PET system,” said Faouzi Zerrouk, chairman and president of Zecotek Photonics. “The selection of our scintillation material highlights the competitive advantage of our components in bringing unprecedented granularity and segmentation to a wide range of imaging technologies, including both PET and HEP calorimeters, where Zecotek’s LFS crystals and solid-state MAPD (micropixel avalanche photodiode) photodetectors are being utilized in the research of next-generation systems.”

Zecotek is a developer of photonics technologies for medical, industrial and scientific markets, including crystals, photodetectors, lasers, optical imaging and 3-D displays.

For more information, visit: www.zecotek.com  


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