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1996 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium. Conference Record
We have developed an irmaoperative probe for use in early detection of breast Cancer and aiding lumpectomy. The probe consists of a small plastic scintillator, 0.8mm diameter and 3mm length, coupled to a single clear opticalfiber strand, and solid state photomultiplier. Due to the small size of the probe, it can be placed inside of a small gauge biopsy needle. The scintillator is very efftcient in detecting betas and positrons while being very inefficient to energetic gammas due to its smalldoi:10.1109/nssmic.1996.591598 fatcat:2pgylz6bxnhnnbsh4eocokfajy