Rev. Phys. Appl. (Paris)
Volume 12, Numéro 2, février 1977
Page(s) 361 - 363
Rev. Phys. Appl. (Paris) 12, 361-363 (1977)
DOI: 10.1051/rphysap:01977001202036100

Biotelemetry based on CdTe-detectors

J. Bojsen, N. Rossing, O. Soeberg et S. Vadstrup

The Finsen Laboratory, Department of Clinical Physiology and The Radiophysical Laboratory, The Finsen Institute, 49, Strandboulevard, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Small cadmium telluride radionuclide detectors (CdTe) 2-3 mm3 (developed by C. R. N. Strasbourg) have been tested with special reference to their application in biotelemetry. The temperature dependence, geometry characteristics and efficiency of the detectors have been investigated and preliminary in vivo experiments have been performed. The glomerular filtration rate was telemetrically measured by partial body counting of DTPA labeled 99m-Tc. Blood-flow in adipose and muscle tissue was determined by local clearance studies with 133-Xe. In radiocardiographic studies with 99m-Tc, the blood-flow of the heart can be determined. In local clearance and radiographic studies the results obtained with the CdTe-detector were compared with a single NaI(Tl) detector or a γ-camera. The CdTe-detector has been found to fulfil the requirements of a biotelemetric transducer.

2940P - Semiconductor detectors.
8760J - X rays and particle beams medical uses.
8770E - Patient diagnostic methods and instrumentation.
7420 - Particle and radiation detection and measurement.
7510B - Radiation and radioactivity applications in biomedicine.

Key words
biomedical equipment -- biomedical measurement -- radioisotope scanning -- semiconductor counters -- telemetering -- transducers -- biotelemetry -- temperature dependence -- geometry characteristics -- efficiency -- in vivo experiments -- glomerular filtration rate -- radiocardiographic studies -- biotelemetric transducer -- small CdTe radionuclide detectors -- blood flow measurements -- sup 99m Tc tracer detection