Modeling and simulation of Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) based on double-sided CdTe strip detectors

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Ozsahin I., Unlu M. Z.

JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, cilt.9, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


Breast cancer is the most common leading cause of cancer death among women. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Mammography, also known as Positron Emission Mammography (PEM), is a method for imaging primary breast cancer. Over the past few years, PEMs based on scintillation crystals dramatically increased their importance in diagnosis and treatment of early stage breast cancer. However, these detectors have significant limitations like poor energy resolution resulting with false-negative result (missed cancer), and false-positive result which leads to suspecting cancer and suggests an unnecessary biopsy.