Consider a 2-D object consisting of two triangle compartments, as shown in Figure P9.4. Suppose a solution containing a 511 KeV gamma ray emitting radionuclide with concentration f = 0.5….
Determine the time tmax at which the absolute signal difference |φ(5) − φ(−5)| is maximum .
A planar scintigraphy imaging system (assume a 2-D system) is set up with the collimator as shown in Figure P8.5.
Figure P8.5 System setup for Problem 8.15.
Three compartments P, Q, and R mimick three different tissues, and have attenuations μP = 0, μQ = 0, and μR = 0.1 mm−1, respectively. Assume δ ≈ 0 mm. N0 atoms of radionuclide A ( = 3 hours) were put uniformly in compartment P, and atoms of radionuclide B (= 6 hours) were put uniformly in compartment Q.
(a) Compute the projection φ(x) [units of photons s−1 cm−1] at 1) time t = 0 and 2) time t = .
(b) Determine the time tmax at which the absolute signal difference |φ(5) − φ(−5)| is maximum .
(c) What is the collimator efficiency and resolution?
(d) What is the absolute signal difference at time t = 3 hours incorporating collimator efficiency.
(e) What is the width of compartment P in the final image? (Assume the system resolution is dominated by the collimator resolution.)