Description: Students calibrate and use scintillation detectors to understand the basic principles of Positron-Emission-Tomography (PET) and locate a positron source (Na-22).
Safety: Radioactive sources (74 kBq Na-22) will only be handled by S’Cool LAB team. Nevertheless, pregnant women and students younger than the minimum age specified below are not allowed to take part in this experiment. The power supply (700 V) will only be connected using safety leads. Students must handle the fragile and expensive equipment with great care.
Availability & age recommendation:
- Can be included in S'Cool LAB PLUS+ programmes.
- Minimum age: 17, recommended age: 17-19
Find more details about this experiment and important information about the required preparation here.