Research activities at RPIL fall into the category of radiation physics and instrumentation that span over many areas of medical and non-medical applications. These projects mainly fit into development of high-performance and advanced radiation detectors by rigorously studying and addressing fundamental limitations of current radiation detector systems. Currect research include fabrication of high-performance scintillation detectors using laser-induced optical barriers (LIOB) technique, light transport simulation in crystals, detector-, and system-level modeling of radiation detectors, and system integration and characterization. Developing high-performance cardiac SPECT system, novel brain and small animal PET systems, photon counting CT detector system, and multimodality intraoperative imaging system are the current active projects.

  • photo of laser processed scintillators

    Laser processed scintillators

    Photos of LYSO:Ce, CsI:Tl, and NaI:Tl scintillators for PET and SPECT as well as light guide processed with LIOB technique.

  • comparison of laser processed and mechanical/monolithic scintillators

    Light transport simulation for detector performance evaluation

    Performance comparison of laser processed LYSO:Ce with mechanical/monolithic scintillators

  • Dynamic Cardiac SPECT system

    Dynamic Cardiac SPECT

    A stationary SPECT system for dynamic cardiac imaging applications

  • Scintillator-based photon counting CT detector

    Scintillator-based photon counting CT detector