LIQUID XENON MULTIWIRE PROPORTIONAL CHAMBERS FOR NUCLEAR MEDICINEAPPLICATIONS [report]

H. Zaklad, S.E. Derenzo, T.F. Budinger, L.W. Alvarez
1974 unpublished
The need for improved spatial resolution in nuclear medicine has long been recognized. Notable attempts to achieve this goal are the gas-filled wire chambers and solidstate detectors. (1) However, at energies above 100 keV, gas-filled chambers suffer from poor detection efficiency and a long recoil electron range in the gas. While it is advantageous to pressurize these chambers to 10 or more atmospheres, structural design of the thin window presents a formidable task. High-resolution optimal
more » ... solution optimal collimators do not appear to have sufficient strength to be used as a pressure support window. Solid-state detectors, while having the potential of a gamma camera with a superb energy resolution, are presently studied on a very small scale due to technological and cost limitations.
doi:10.2172/932517 fatcat:g6quzxxje5e2rb345kaeucdneu