SPADnet (Fully Networked, Digital Components for Photonstarved Biomedical Imaging Systems) is a research project funded by the EU within the ICT Theme of its Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7). SPADnet will build ring-assembly modules for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) medical imaging, and carry out performance tests in a PET system evaluation test bed.
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Single Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPADs) allow detecting the arrival of a single photon for each pixel, potentially with the possibility of recording the arrival time. Since 2004, SOI research unit has been conducting research in the field of devices and circuits for single photon detection.