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List Mode with the ORTEC digiBASE-E

Hearn, Gentry; Marianno, Craig; Khatri, Sunil; Grypp, Matt

Health Physics:
doi: 10.1097/HP.0b013e31829cf061
Operational Topic

Abstract: The ORTEC digiBASE-E (ORTEC, 801 S. Illinos Ave., Oak Ridge TN 37831) is a compact photomultiplier tube endcap designed to handle all of the necessary power and signal processing requirements of a scintillation gamma-ray detector. The list mode feature of this device was used by a custom software package (CraneWow, Department of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843) to gather data during seaport operations unloading cargo containers. A number of difficulties were encountered in creating the software and are catalogued here to aid future users of the device.

In Brief

The advantages and possible pitfalls when using list mode operations with the digiBASE-E.

Author Information

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Gentry Hearn graduated from Tarleton State University in 2008 with duel majors of Computer Science and Physics. In 2012 he graduated with his Masters in Health Physics from Texas A&M where he conducted research in radiation detection system development. He currently works for the Texas Department of State Health Services in incident investigation. His email address is

(Manuscript accepted 25 March 2013)

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