Developments in PET and PEPT at Birmingham

David J. Parker*, X. Fan, M. N. Hausard, A. Ingram, T. W. Leadbeater, Z. Yang

*Corresponding author for this work

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For over 20 years the University of Birmingham has been using positron emitting radioactive tracers to study engineering processes. The imaging technique of positron emission tomography (PET), widely used for medical applications, has been adapted for these studies and the complementary technique of positron emission particle tracking (PEPT) has been developed.

The radioisotopes are produced using the Birmingham MC40 cyclotron and a variety of techniques are employed to produce suitable tracers in a wide range of forms.

Detectors originally designed for medical use have been modified for engineering applications allowing measurements to be made on real process equipment, at laboratory or pilot plant scale. This paper will briefly review the capability of the techniques and introduce a few of the many processes to which they have been applied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th World Congress in Industrial Process Tomography
PublisherInternational Society for Industrial Process Tomography
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780853163213
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Event5th World Congress in Industrial Process Tomography - Bergen, Norway
Duration: 3 Sept 20076 Sept 2007

Publication series

Name5th World Congress in Industrial Process Tomography


Conference5th World Congress in Industrial Process Tomography


  • PEPT
  • PET
  • Radioactive tracers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computational Mechanics


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