Three-dimensional and multienergy -ray simultaneous imaging by using a Si/CdTe Compton camera
鈴木 義行*; 山口 充孝; 小高 裕和*; 島田 博文*; 吉田 由香里*; 鳥飼 幸太*; 佐藤 隆博; 荒川 和夫*; 河地 有木; 渡辺 茂樹; 武田 伸一郎*; 石川 真之介*; 青野 博之*; 渡辺 伸*; 高橋 忠幸*; 中野 隆史*
Suzuki, Yoshiyuki*; Yamaguchi, Mitsutaka; Odaka, Hirokazu*; Shimada, Hirofumi*; Yoshida, Yukari*; Torikai, Kota*; Sato, Takahiro; Arakawa, Kazuo*; Kawachi, Naoki; Watanabe, Shigeki; Takeda, Shinichiro*; Ishikawa, Shinnosuke*; Aono, Hiroyuki*; Watanabe, Shin*; Takahashi, Tadayuki*; Nakano, Takashi*
Capabillity tests of 3D imaging for medical applications were performed by using a new Compton camera. F, I and Ga separately compacted into micro tubes were injected subcutaneously into a Wister rat and imaged after sacrifice of the rat (ex-vivo model). In a separate experiment In-chloride and I-Methylnorcholestenol were injected into a rat intravenously and Cu was injected into the stomach orally just before imaging (more physiological model). The Compton camera demonstrated its 3D multinuclear imaging capability by separating out the three nuclear distributions clearly in ex-vivo model. In the more physiological model, the distributions of I and Cu were clearly imaged although In was difficult to visualize due to blurring at low energy region of -ray. In conclusion, our new Compton camera successfully demonstrated highly resolved multiplanar and multinuclear -ray simultaneous imaging.