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There is a growing need to understand and combat potential radiation damage problems in semiconductor devices and circuits. Assessing the billion-dollar market for detection equipment in the context of medical imaging using ionizing radiation, Electronics for Radiation Detection presents valuable information that will help integrated circuit (IC) designers and other electronics professionals take full advantage of the tremendous developments and opportunities associated with this burgeoning field.

Assembling contributions from industrial and academic experts, this book—

  • Addresses the state of the art in the design of semiconductor detectors, integrated circuits, and other electronics used in radiation detection

  • Analyzes the main effects of radiation in semiconductor devices and circuits, paying special attention to degradation observed in MOS devices and circuits when they are irradiated

  • Explains how circuits are built to deal with radiation, focusing on practical information about how they are being used, rather than mathematical details

Radiation detection is critical in space applications, nuclear physics, semiconductor processing, and medical imaging, as well as security, drug development, and modern silicon processing techniques. The authors discuss new opportunities in these fields and address emerging detector technologies, circuit design techniques, new materials, and innovative system approaches.

Aimed at postgraduate researchers and practicing engineers, this book is a must for those serious about improving their understanding of electronics used in radiation detection. The information presented here can help you make optimal use of electronic detection equipment and stimulate further interest in its development, use, and benefits.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439816486
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Series: Devices, Circuits, and Systems Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 378
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Krzysztof (Kris) Iniewski manages R&D at Redlen Technologies, Inc., a startup company in British Columbia, Canada. He is also an executive director of CMOS Emerging Technologies, Inc. (www.cmoset.com). His research interests are in hardware design for biomedical and networking applications. From 2004 to 2006, he was an associate professor at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Department of University of Alberta, where he conducted research on low power wireless circuits and systems. During his tenure in Edmonton, he put together a book for CRC Press titled Wireless Technologies: Circuits, Systems and Devices. From 1995 to 2003, he was with PMC-Sierra and held various technical and management positions. During that time, he led development of number of VLSI chips used in optical networks. Prior to joining PMC-Sierra, from 1990 to 1994, he was an assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Dr. Iniewski has published more than 100 research papers in international journals and conferences. He holds 18 international patents granted in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, and Japan. He received his Ph.D in electronics (honors) from the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland in 1988.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

About the Editor ix

Contributors xi

Chapter 1 The Future of Medical Imaging: Understanding Our True Limitations Mark Nadeski Gene Frantz 1

Chapter 2 Detector Front-End Systems in X-Ray CT: From Current-Mode Readout to Photon Counting Roger Steadman Christian Bäumer 21

Chapter 3 Photon-Counting Energy-Dispersive Detector Arrays for X-Ray Imaging Jan S. Iwanczyk W. C. Barber Einar Nygård Nai Malakhov N. E. Hartsough J. C. Wessel 51

Chapter 4 Planar and PET Systems for Drug Development Ryoko Yamada Hirashi Uchida 89

Chapter 5 PET Front-End Electronics Christoph Werner Lerche Vicente Herrero Bosch 117

Chapter 6 Design Considerations for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanners Dedicated to Small-Animal Imaging Rejean Fontaine 151

Chapter 7 Geiger-Mode Avalanche Photodiodes for PET/MRI Jae Sung Lee Seong Jong Hong 179

Chapter 8 Current-Mode Front-End Electronics for Silicon Photomultipliers Francesco Corsi Cristoforo Marzocca Maurizio Foresta 201

Chapter 9 Integrated Charge-Measuring Systems for Radiation Detectors in CMOS Technologies Angelo Rivetti 221

Chapter 10 Current- and Charge-Sensitive Signal Conditioning for Position Determination Sven Peter Bönisch 249

Chapter 11 Analog-to-Digital Converters for Radiation Detection Electronics Rafal Dlugosz Krzysztof Iniewski 285

Chapter 12 Low-Power Integrated Front-End for Timing Applications with Semiconductor Radiation Detectors Sorin Martoiu Angelo Rivetti 315

Chapter 13 Time-to-Digital Converter Circuits in Radiation Detection Systems Sachin Junnarkar 337

Index 361

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