Fast Timing in Medical Imaging

from Friday, June 3, 2022 (7:00 AM) to Sunday, June 5, 2022 (8:00 PM)
Parador El Saler, Valencia, Spain

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
Jun 3, 2022
Jun 4, 2022
Jun 5, 2022
AM
9:00 AM
Welcome (until 9:20 AM) ()
9:00 AM Welcome - Antonio J. Gonzalez Martinez   ()
9:10 AM Motivations for the workshop on Fast Timing in Medical Imaging - Paul Rene Michel Lecoq   ()
9:20 AM
Clinical motivation for pushing TOFPET CTR resolution ≤100ps - Paul Rene Michel Lecoq (until 10:50 AM) ()
9:20 AM Reflections on Time-of-Flight for PET imaging - Dr David W. Townsend   ()
9:40 AM Clinical experience on the merit of TOF in PET imaging - John Prior   ()
10:00 AM Reconstruction-free total-body PET: Realizing the full potential of the tracer kinetic method - Prof. Simon Cherry (UC Davis)   ()
10:20 AM Clinical and Technical Impact of Fast TOF PET - Georges El Fakhri (Gordon Center for Medical Imaging and Harvard Medical School)   ()
10:35 AM Introduction to a High-Resolution Fast-Timing PET Project - Prof. Jae Sung Lee (Seoul National University)   ()
10:50 AM --- Coffee Break ---
11:20 AM
Clinical motivation for pushing TOFPET CTR resolution ≤100ps - John Prior (until 1:05 PM) ()
11:20 AM Concepts and systems to advance coincidence time resolution for time-of-flight positron emission tomography - Craig Levin (Stanford University)   ()
11:45 AM Design and initial results of a total-body PET with TOF and DOI capabilities - Antonio J. Gonzalez Martinez   ()
12:00 PM Development of a fast Cherenkov detector dedicated to Prompt Gamma Time Imaging - Maxime Jacquet   ()
12:15 PM On a way to clinical positronium imaging with the high time resolution total-body J-PET system - Pawel Moskal   ()
12:30 PM Novel biomarker and drug delivery systems for theranostics – extracellular vesicles - Ewa Stępień   ()
12:45 PM The importance of fast-timing gradients in 3T MRI for diffusion and perfusion analysis in Prostate Cancer - Ana Jimenez Pastor   ()
8:30 AM
Technologies for ≤100ps TOFPET resolution: Scintillators - Etiennette Auffray Hillemanns (CERN) (until 10:15 AM) ()
8:30 AM Recent developments in the field of scintillator for fast radiation detectors - Etiennette Auffray Hillemanns (CERN)   ()
8:45 AM Timing limits and estimators in the presence of prompt photons in TOF-PET detectors - Mr Francis Loignon-Houle (Sherbrooke Molecular Imaging Center of CRCHUS and Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiobiology, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada)   ()
9:00 AM Scintillator response time probed at femtosecond photoexcitation - Prof. Gintautas Tamulaitis (Vilnius University)   ()
9:15 AM Optically stimulated luminescence in state-of-the-art LYSO:Ce scintillators - Rosana Martinez Turtos (Aarhus University (DK))   ()
9:30 AM Characterization of a semi-monolithic detector with DOI and TOF capabilities for preclinical PET - John Barrio (Institute for Instrumentation in Molecular Imaging (i3M))   ()
9:45 AM A Comprehensive Study on the Timing Limits Using High Light Yield Crystals and High-frequency Front-end Circuit for TOF PET Detectors - Minseok ­Yi (Seoul National University)   ()
10:00 AM Defect process in BGO: A precursor to band-edge engineering and design of stable scintillators - Othmane Bouhali (Texas A & M University (US))   ()
10:15 AM --- Coffee Break ---
10:45 AM
Technologies for ≤100ps TOFPET resolution: Scintillators - Rosana Martinez Turtos (Aarhus University (DK)) (until 12:00 PM) ()
10:45 AM A proof-of-concept of cross-luminescent metascintillators - Georgios Konstantinou (I3M (Spain) and Multiwave Metacrystal S.A. (Switzerland))   ()
11:00 AM A Study of Mass Production of Metacrystal Pixels and Arrays - Bruce Chai (CPI)   ()
11:15 AM Exploiting Cherenkov radiation and cross-luminescence emission with BGO/BaF2 metacrystals - Riccardo Latella (Metacrystal SA)   ()
11:30 AM GATE optical simulations of DOI enabled metascintillator based on semi-monolithic design - Lei Zhang   ()
11:45 AM Toward a new generation of detectors for TOF-PET with heterostructured scintillators - Fiammetta Pagano (Universita & INFN, Milano-Bicocca (IT))   ()
8:30 AM
Technologies for ≤100ps TOFPET resolution: Photodetectors - Georgios Konstantinou (I3M (Spain) and Multiwave Metacrystal S.A. (Switzerland)) (until 10:15 AM) ()
8:30 AM Small and Fast : Nanophotonics for Fast Timing - Stefan Sylvain Enoch   ()
8:45 AM Monolithic integration of metalens array in multipixel photon counter for enhanced photodetection efficiency - Dr Ryosuke Ota (Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.)   ()
9:00 AM Progress in CMOS SPADs and digital SiPMs for fast timing applications - Claudio Bruschini (EPFL STI IEM AQUA)   ()
9:15 AM FBK SiPM roadmap for ultimate timing performance - Alberto Gola   ()
9:30 AM VUV-SiPMs applied to BaF2 cross-luminescence detection for high-rate ultrafast timing applications - S. Gundacker (Department of Physics of Molecular Imaging Systems (PMI))   ()
9:45 AM The 100μPET project: a small-animal PET scanner for ultra-high-resolution molecular imaging with monolithic silicon pixel sensors - Prof. giuseppe iacobucci (University of Geneva)   ()
10:00 AM Hamamatsu technology for TOF PET - David Castrillo   ()
10:15 AM
Technologies for ≤100ps TOFPET resolution: Electronics - Jose Maria Benlloch (upv) (until 11:00 AM) ()
10:15 AM The timing performance of the TOFHIR2 ASIC - Joao Varela (LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas (PT))   ()
10:30 AM Timing limits of the TOFPET2 ASIC - Vanessa Nadig (RWTH Aachen University)   ()
10:45 AM Pushing time resolution for ToF-PET molecular imaging employing the FastIC ASIC - Prof. Sergio Gomez Fernandez (Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICCUB))   ()
11:00 AM --- Coffee Break ---
11:30 AM
Technologies for ≤100ps TOFPET resolution: Electronics - Joao Varela (LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas (PT)) (until 1:15 PM) ()
11:30 AM Low Power Implementations of High Performance Electronic Readout to Advance TOF-PET Detector Module Performance - Joshua Cates (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)   ()
11:45 AM Minimizing power consumption for Time-of-Flight PET SiPM readout - Riccardo Latella (Metacrystal SA)   ()
12:00 PM A Comparative Study on Various Capacitance Compensation Technique for SiPM based TOF-PET detector - Hyeong Seok ­Shim (Seoul National University)   ()
12:15 PM Comparison of time-walk compensation methods for Leading Edge Discriminators - Sangjin ­Bae   ()
12:30 PM Time based event positioning in monolithic detectors - Charlotte Thyssen   ()
12:45 PM Conceptual design of high-speed and low-noise receiver electronic systems - Mr David Arutinov (Forschungszentrum Jülich)   ()
1:00 PM Advances in electronics for a Compton camera - Dr Gabriela Llosá (IFIC (Univ. of Valencia and CSIC) (ES))   ()
PM
1:05 PM
Fast X-Ray imaging - John Prior (until 1:20 PM) ()
1:05 PM Toward a First Prototype Time-of-flight CT Scanner - Julien Rossignol (Université de Sherbrooke)   ()
1:30 PM --- Lunch Break ---
3:30 PM
System considerations for TOFPET CTR resolution ≤100ps - Antonio Gonzalez (I3M) (until 4:15 PM) ()
3:30 PM GATE simulation of a brain-dedicated PET system using metacrystals for optimized ToF capability - Dr Daniel Alexandre Baptista Bonifacio (IPEN/CNEN and I3M/UPV/CSIC)   ()
3:45 PM Towards precise temporal resolution using highly multiplexed readout schemes for gamma-ray detectors - Dr Andrea Gonzalez-Montoro (I3M-CSIC-UPV) Dr David Sanchez (I3M-UPV)   ()
4:00 PM Evaluation of a PET detector with ultra-high spatial and timing resolution suitable for preclinical systems - Celia Valladares (Instituto de Instrumentación para Imagen Molecular - i3m (CSIC-UPV))   ()
4:15 PM --- Coffee Break ---
4:45 PM
System considerations for TOFPET CTR resolution ≤100ps - Antonio Gonzalez (I3M) (until 5:45 PM) ()
4:45 PM Image quality of a pure Cherenkov TOF PET scanner: a simulation study - Mr Gasper Razdevsek (Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)   ()
5:00 PM Exploration of the physical limits for Cherenkov PET using tiny crystals and a large cube - Sofiia Forostenko (ETH Zurich (CH))   ()
5:15 PM Timing with (semi-)prompt photons: a review and perspective on the full detector chain - Mr Nicolaus Kratochwil (CERN)   ()
5:30 PM Power efficient high-frequency readout of timing optimized SiPMs for Cherenkov radiation - Stefan Gundacker (Department of Physics of Molecular Imaging Systems (PMI))   ()
5:45 PM
Technologies for ≤100ps TOFPET resolution: Scintillators - Paul Rene Michel Lecoq (until 6:00 PM) ()
5:45 PM Nanophotonic particle detectors: how quantum optics can contribute to scintillators and Cherenkov detectors - Ido Kaminer (Technion Univrsity)   ()
6:00 PM
Round Table discussion - Paul Rene Michel Lecoq (until 7:00 PM) ()
6:00 PM Introduction to the Round table - Paul Rene Michel Lecoq   ()
8:30 PM --- Welcome dinner ---
12:00 PM
Technologies for ≤100ps TOFPET resolution: Scintillators - Paul Rene Michel Lecoq (until 1:45 PM) ()
12:00 PM Fast timing with nanocrystalline lead halide perovskite thin films on scintillating wafers - Eva Mihóková (Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences)   ()
12:15 PM Extreme γ-ray radiation hardness and high scintillation yield in perovskite nanocrystals - Dr Matteo Zaffalon (University Milano-Bicocca)   ()
12:30 PM Nanocrystals for fast timing applications embedded in a polystyrene matrix - Katerina Decka (Czech Academy of Sciences (CZ))   ()
12:45 PM Perpendicular photonic devices for scintillation detectors - Lei Zhang   ()
1:00 PM Scintillation mechanisms in II-VI semiconductor nanostructures - Benoit Mahler (CNRS - Institut Lumière Matière)   ()
1:15 PM Toward Ultrafast Scintillators with Fluorescent Colloidal Nanocrystals - Prof. Iwan Moreels (Ghent University) Ms Alina Myslovska (Ghent University)   ()
1:30 PM GaN-InGaN multiple quantum well (MQW): superfast semiconductor scintillator for time tagging in composite pixels for TOF-PET - Martin Nikl (Czech Academy of Sciences (CZ))   ()
1:45 PM --- Lunch Break ---
3:00 PM
Free time (until 6:30 PM) ()
6:30 PM
Excursion (until 8:30 PM) ()
8:30 PM
Social Dinner (until 10:30 PM) ()
1:30 PM --- Lunch Break ---
3:00 PM
Technologies for ≤100ps TOFPET resolution: AI, Image reconstruction - Johan Nuyts (KU Leuven, University of Leuven, Department of Imaging and Pathology, Nuclear Medicine & Molecular imaging; Medical Imaging Research Center (MIRC), B-3000, Leuven, Belgium.) (until 5:00 PM) ()
3:00 PM Determining the equivalent Gaussian TOF-resolution of PET systems with multiple and non-Gaussian TOF-kernels - Johan Nuyts (KU Leuven, University of Leuven, Department of Imaging and Pathology, Nuclear Medicine & Molecular imaging; Medical Imaging Research Center (MIRC), B-3000, Leuven, Belgium.)   ()
3:15 PM The influence of the number of Cerenkov photons on the timing resolution of a BGO PET detector. - Johan Nuyts (KU Leuven, University of Leuven, Department of Imaging and Pathology, Nuclear Medicine & Molecular imaging; Medical Imaging Research Center (MIRC), B-3000, Leuven, Belgium.)   ()
3:30 PM Improving Spatial Resolution with Ultrafast TOF in PET - Prof. Roger Lecomte (Université de Sherbrooke)   ()
3:45 PM Cross-sectional image generation and post processing in reconstruction-free direct positron emission imaging (dPEI) - Sun Il Kwon (UC Davis)   ()
4:00 PM The potential of AI-Deep learning for improving spatial and TOF resolution, acquisition time and scanner cost in PET - Stefaan Vandenberghe   ()
4:15 PM Pushing the limits of high resolution detectors based on monolithic scintillators for fast timing in PET with an AI-boosted 4D positioning algorithm - Nicola Belcari   ()
4:30 PM Convolutional networks for gamma time estimation from raw detector waveforms in monolithic PET detectors - Jens Maebe   ()
4:45 PM Fast prototyping of medical imaging detectors using AI methods - Indranil Pan   ()
5:00 PM
Workshop Conclusions - Pawel Moskal (until 5:40 PM) ()
5:00 PM Scientific conclusions of the workshop - Pawel Moskal (Jagiellonian University)   ()
5:20 PM Workshop conclusions - Paul Rene Michel Lecoq   ()
5:40 PM
Farewell drink and adjourn (until 6:40 PM) ()