Precision timing measurement is a powerful tool in ionizing radiation detectors to improve the signal to noise ratio (SNR) of the information by means of time-of-flight (TOF) techniques.
A large academic and industrial effort in the recent years has led to impressive progress in TOFPET scanners with an achieved coincidence time resolution (CTR) approaching 200 ps at the system level on commercial clinical PET scanners with a significant impact on image quality, and a strong potential for dose reduction, shorter scan times, dynamic parametric imaging, etc…
The “Fast Timing in Medical Imaging” pluridisciplinary workshop is proposing a 2.5 days brainstorming sessions in a nice and relaxing environment near Valencia (Spain) to discuss about the clinical importance and the technical possibilities to further improve the timing performance of PET scanners, in line with the 10ps TOFPET challenge: https://the10ps-challenge.org as well as to evaluate the clinical impact of fast X-ray detection techniques in its different imaging modalities.
Nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, oncologists, immunologists, biologists will debate with physicists, engineers, technologists of different disciplines, as well as with medical imaging industry representatives to devise about the importance of improving the timing performance of a new generation of medical imaging instrumentation.
We would like to warmly thank the following keynote speakers, who have accepted to enrich this workshop with their experience and vision:
- Simon Cherry, University of California, Davis
- Maurizio Conti, Siemens Healthineers
- Jae Sung Lee, Seoul National University College of Medicine
- Craig Levin, Stanford University
- Luis Marti-Bonmati, La Fe University hospital, Valencia
- John Prior, University hospital (CHUV), Lausanne