2014 Article Detectors ICNCT15 Physics

Characterization measurement of a thick CdTe detector for BNCT-SPECT – Detection efficiency and energy resolution

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2014

Authors:   Isao Murata,Soichiro Nakamura,Masanobu Manabe,Hiroyuki Miyamaru,Itsuro Kato,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: Author׳s group is carrying out development of BNCT-SPECT with CdTe device, which monitors the therapy effect of BNCT in real-time. From the design calculations, the dimensions were fixed to 1.5×2×30mm3. For the collimator it was confirmed that it would have a good spatial resolution and simultaneously the number of counts would be acceptably large. After producing the CdTe crystal, the characterization measurement was carried out. For the detection efficiency an excellent agreement between calculation and measurement was obtained. Also, the detector has a very good energy resolution so that gamma-rays of 478keV and 511keV could be distinguished in the spectrum.