By H. Jadvar, J.A. Parker
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The line-of-response (dashed line) for this even does not pass near either of the true annihilations. also detected, then a coincidence event will be recorded; however, the line-of response will be miss-positioned. Compton scatter events will result in a loss of resolution (see Figure 17). Random Coincidence. , the vast majority of the time only one photon reaches a detector. Thus, it is much more common to have a single event than a coincidence event. If two of these single events occur within the coincidence time of the camera, they will be recorded as a coincidence event even though these two photons have nothing to do with each other.
In Figure 24, the position of a scintillation is taken as the center of the front face of the crystal. As can be seen, the real annihilation does not lie along the calculated the line-of-response. Depth-of-interaction effects are one reason why the resolution of a PET scanner is higher at the center of the ﬁeld-of-view and lower toward the edge of the ﬁeld of view. Schemes have been devised to measure the depth-of-interaction so that the lines of response can be adjusted accordingly. If photodetectors are placed at Figure 24: Depth of Interaction.
True Coincidence: The most desirable event that a PET scanner can detect is a true coincidence event. This event occurs when both annihilation photons reach detectors without being scattered in the patient, and both photons are successfully detected. This type of event is called a true coincidence and the rate of these events is called the true coincidence count rate. When the dead-time is negligible, the true coincidence count rate is proportional to the amount of activity in the ﬁeld-of-view.