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A functionally reconfigurable detector head for scintimammography

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A novel prototype detector for scintimammography is presented. The detector is built according to a modular strategy. Each module is composed of an array of p-i-n diodes, coupled to a CsI(Tl) scintillator and to mixed-mode ASICs with self-triggering, sparsifying, A/D conversion and bidirectional serial data I/O transfer capabilities. The front-end electronics exhibits good performance in terms of equivalent input noise charge (ENC<100 e- rms). Digital signals are routed out so that each module can be attached to a main board with an FPGA for overall detector management. PC-based supervision of the detector is accomplished using a LabVIEW graphical user interface.

UOW Authors


  •   Carrato, S (external author)
  •   Cautero, G (external author)
  •   Corsi, F (external author)
  •   Dallabetta, G (external author)
  •   Dragone, A (external author)
  •   Fazzi, Alberto (external author)
  •   Garibaldi, F (external author)
  •   Marzocca, C (external author)
  •   Petasecca, Marco
  •   Pignatel%, Giorgio U. (external author)
  •   Stebel, L (external author)
  •   Tauro, A (external author)
  •   Varoli, V (external author)
  •   Zorzi, N (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2007

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Carrato, S., Cautero, G., Corsi, F., DallaBetta, G. F., Dragone, A., Fazzi, A., Garibaldi, F., Marzocca, C., Petasecca, M., Pignatel, G. U., Stebel, L., Tauro, A., Varoli, V. & Zorzi, N. (2007). A functionally reconfigurable detector head for scintimammography. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, 571 (1-2), 369-372.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-33846384577

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 369

End Page


  • 372

Volume


  • 571

Issue


  • 1-2

Abstract


  • A novel prototype detector for scintimammography is presented. The detector is built according to a modular strategy. Each module is composed of an array of p-i-n diodes, coupled to a CsI(Tl) scintillator and to mixed-mode ASICs with self-triggering, sparsifying, A/D conversion and bidirectional serial data I/O transfer capabilities. The front-end electronics exhibits good performance in terms of equivalent input noise charge (ENC<100 e- rms). Digital signals are routed out so that each module can be attached to a main board with an FPGA for overall detector management. PC-based supervision of the detector is accomplished using a LabVIEW graphical user interface.

UOW Authors


  •   Carrato, S (external author)
  •   Cautero, G (external author)
  •   Corsi, F (external author)
  •   Dallabetta, G (external author)
  •   Dragone, A (external author)
  •   Fazzi, Alberto (external author)
  •   Garibaldi, F (external author)
  •   Marzocca, C (external author)
  •   Petasecca, Marco
  •   Pignatel%, Giorgio U. (external author)
  •   Stebel, L (external author)
  •   Tauro, A (external author)
  •   Varoli, V (external author)
  •   Zorzi, N (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2007

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Carrato, S., Cautero, G., Corsi, F., DallaBetta, G. F., Dragone, A., Fazzi, A., Garibaldi, F., Marzocca, C., Petasecca, M., Pignatel, G. U., Stebel, L., Tauro, A., Varoli, V. & Zorzi, N. (2007). A functionally reconfigurable detector head for scintimammography. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, 571 (1-2), 369-372.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-33846384577

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 369

End Page


  • 372

Volume


  • 571

Issue


  • 1-2