Date of Award

8-1990

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Electrical Engineering

Major Professor

Robert E. Bodenheimer

Committee Members

James M. Rochelle, Donald W. Bouldin

Abstract

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has been a very useful laboratory tool for the noninvasive study of dynamic physiological processes within the human body. Its clinical worth in cardiology, neurology, and oncology has been verified for well over a decade. Only with the most recent introduction of high performance analog and VLSI digital components yielding higher scanner resolutions at reduced costs, has clinical PET truly become a reality. The High Performance Detector Electronics System presented here represents indubitably the most advanced processing system available in the clinical PET market.

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