Medical imaging

We have acquired first in vivo 2D and 3D images of mice and rats using 18F at 511 KeV with our partner CERMEP .
The image below has been acquired using an activity of only 0,65 MBq with an exposure of 10 minutes.
It demonstrates our high spatial resolution for a compton camera, as the mouse is only 8 cm long.
One great advantage of compton imaging is that similar images could be obtained with a simple equipment using any photon from 400 KeV to 2200 KeV, hence widening the range of applications of nuclear imaging.