Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Electrical Engineering

Major Professor

Robert E. Bodenheimer

Committee Members

James M. Rochelle, Donald W. Bouldin


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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