What is it about?

The MetisTM PET/CT is a self-developed, silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) detector-based, rodent PET/CT system. The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of the system using the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) NU 4–2008 standard protocol.

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Why is it important?

Our results show that the submillimeter small-animal MetisTM PET/CT system has the characteristics of high-resolution, high-sensitivity and excellent image quality and is suitable for rodent imaging-based research.

Perspectives

In order to better study the nature of the occurrence and development of clinical diseases, small animal PET/CT systems with high resolution and high sensitivity have been developed and continuously improved. We believe that the report of this study will be of interest to its readership.

qing liu
Xuzhou Medical University

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This page is a summary of: Technical Note: Performance evaluation of a small‐animal PET/CT system based on NEMA NU 4–2008 standards, Medical Physics, July 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/mp.15088.
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