Philips announces photomultiplier breakthrough

October 9, 2009

Philips scientists have developed a silicon-based photomultiplier technology that the company says could revolutionize detectors used in PET scanners.

Philips announces photomultiplier breakthrough
Philips scientists have developed a silicon-based photomultiplier technology that the company says could revolutionize detectors used in PET scanners. This technology, which allows faster and more accurate photon counting, promises to make PET detectors more efficient. Attendees at the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference in Orlando, FL, will glimpse the science underlying the technology, when Philips formally unwraps the new photomultiplier technology at the meeting Oct. 25 to 31.