- Electronics: It is an electronics system consisting of circuit boards, firmware and software for people who are building prototype PET and SPECT imagers.
- High Performance: The timing resolution, spatial resolution, energy resolution and throughput will be limited by your detectors rather than the readout electronics.
- Flexible: Virtually any kind of detector, camera configuration and event word definition will be supported.
- Scalable: Virtually any size imager will be supported, from a single detector to thousands of detectors.
- Modifiable: FPGAs are used extensively, so changes can generally be made via software (rather than having to make new circuit boards).
- Open Source: Source code for the firmware and software will be publically available, as well as all the documentation needed to make the circuit boards.
- User Friendly: Our goal is to make it easy for you to use these electronics for your imager. Documentation and instructions will be provided. We also hope to develop a user community that will share both code and expertise.
- Making Progress: We have designed, built and tested the Support Crate. We are currently testing a 16-channel Detector Board. We expect to have a complete OpenPET electronics system this fall (2013). We are also developing a higher performance 32-channel Detector Board.
- In Need of YOUR Input: We want comments and suggestions on our specification from potential users. We want to make sure that OpenPET will work for YOU. Please email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.