August 30, 2021 to September 3, 2021
University of Innsbruck
Europe/Zurich timezone

【704】The PETITION Project - Initial Monte-Carlo Simulations

Aug 31, 2021, 2:30 PM
Room D

Room D

Talk Biophysics, Medical Physics and Soft Matter Biophysics, Medical Physics and Soft Matter


Christian Edwin Ritzer (ETH Zurich (CH))


The PETITION (PET for InTensive care units and Innovative protON therapy) collaboration recently started to develop two Positron Emission Tomography (PET) systems to enable novel clinical applications. The first system (ICU-system) will be a mobile brain PET scanner, for the intensive care unit. The second system (PBT-system) will be employed in proton beam therapy featuring an opening for proton irradiation during image acquisition. A series of Monte-Carlo simulations have been done to obtain performance estimates. We measure a peak sensitivity of 2.66% (1.74%) for the ICU-system (PBT-system). For the spatial resolution we obtain values between 2.2mm and 2.7mm for the central region with both systems, matching well with the expectations.

Primary authors

Christian Edwin Ritzer (ETH Zurich (CH)) Marina Beguin (CERN) Volker Commichau (ETHZ) Mrs Judith Flock Cristian Alejandro Fuentes Rojas (CERN) Antony Lomax (PSI) Mrs Shubhangi Makkar Mr Keegan McNamara Prof. Mauro Oddo John Olivier Prior Prof. Damien Weber Dr Carla Winterhalter Guenther Dissertori (ETH Zurich (CH))

Presentation materials

There are no materials yet.