A compact energy-independent CZT-based gamma camera
James, Ralph B.
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Conventional gamma cameras are heavy and occupy large volume for all required hardware components. Direct-conversion solid-state detectors like cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) enable a compact design of gamma cameras. In addition, conventional gamma cameras require different collimators for different gamma-ray photon energies, and the change of collimators between studies sometimes disrupts the workflow. To ease this inconvenience (i.e., bulkiness and collimator change), we have recently developed a compact, CZT-based, energy-independent gamma camera that requires only one collimator to cover a broad range of photon energies. In this paper, we show our design parameters and system specifications as well as simulation studies that support our design principles.