Scintillating crystals are essential for LHC detectors, and have applicatiosn in Positron-Emission-Tomography (PET) scanners used for cancer diagnosis and medical imaging in general. This project will enhance the depth of interaction and time resolution of detector modules. This will improve whole-body PET scanning and organi-specific scanning like that required for breast cancer diagnosis. Commercial companies have expressed interest in the concept.
Development of a detector module with depth of interaction (DOI) capability and with improved time resolution suitable for whole body PET