The PennPET Explorer is an extended field-of-view PET scanner designed for clinical and research uses. Potential uses include total-body dynamic imaging, high throughput patient imaging, and imaging novel PET tracers to better understand cancers. The PennPET Explorer boasts a 250 ps timing resolution, a 4.0 mm spatial resolution, and is built as a modular configuration that can be extended over time depending on applications.
Advantages of the long axial FOV scanner include
- Enhance the ability to image in vivo systems simultaneously across multiple organs
- Reduce administered dose and imaging time
- Improve image quality and accuracy
- Dynamically image whole-body bio-distribution studies for drug dosing, along with a variety of other applications not possibly with standard, commercial PET/CT scanners
This work is part of the EXPLORER consortium including the University of California, Davis.