Medical Applications: PET
- Mara Bruzzi (Universita e INFN, Firenze (IT))
Medical Applications: Hadron Therapy
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Stefan Gundacker (CERN)
2/18/16, 2:00 PM
Time of flight (TOF) in positron emission tomography (PET) has experienced a revival of interest after its first introduction in the eighties. This is due to a significant progress in solid state photodetectors (SiPMs) and newly developed scintillators (LSO and its derivates). Latest developments at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) lead to the NUV-HD SiPM with a very high photon detection...
353. Development of High-Resolution Detector Module with Depth of Interaction Identification for Positron Emission Tomography
Tahereh Niknejad (LIP)
2/18/16, 2:25 PM
We have developed a Time-of-flight high resolution and commercially viable SiPM based detector modules for the application in the new positron emission mammography (new ClearPEM) and other small organ specific PET scanners. The detector module has a single side readout and 4-to-1 coupling between LYSO crystals and SiPM, as opposite to the 1-to-1 coupling and double-side readout (with APDs)...
Chiara Casella (Eidgenoessische Tech. Hochschule Zuerich (CH))
2/18/16, 2:50 PM
SAFIR (Small Animal Fast Insert for mRi) is a non conventional preclinical PET detector, currently under development, to be used inside the bore of a 7T MRI scanner. The goal is simultaneous PET/MR imaging of small animals, with time granularities of the order of a few seconds, for fast and dynamic quantitative analysis of different biological processes (e.g. oxygen brain perfusion) at...
Elena Solfaroli Camillocci (Sapienza)
2/18/16, 3:15 PM
The radio-guided surgery (RGS) represents a very useful surgical adjunct to intraoperatively detect millimetric tumor residues, enabling a radical resection. The main innovation of the RGS exploiting beta- emitters is the lower target-to-background ratio compared to the established technique using gamma or beta+ radiation, that allows the extension of the RGS to further clinical cases. For...
Mara Bruzzi (INFN Firenze and University of Florence (IT))
2/18/16, 4:30 PM
Proton Computed Tomography (pCT) is a new imaging method with a potential for increasing accuracy of treatment planning and patient positioning in hadron therapy. A pCT system based on a silicon tracker and a YAG:Ce calorimeter has been developed within the PRIMA/RDH/IRPT INFN CSN5 collaboration. The pCT prototype has been tested under 62MeV and 180MeV proton beams at...
Dr Silvia Muraro (INFN Sezione di Milano, Milano, Italy)
2/18/16, 4:55 PM
Hadron therapy is a technique for cancer treatment that exploits ion beams (mostly protons and carbons). A critical issue is the accuracy that is achievable when monitoring the dose released by the beam to the tumor and to the surrounding tissues. We present the design of a tracking device, developed in the framework of the INSIDE project, capable of monitoring, in real time, the longitudinal...
Serena Mattiazzo (Universita e INFN, Padova (IT))
2/18/16, 5:20 PM
In recent years the use of energetic protons and carbon ions (hadrons) for cancer radiation treatment has exponentially grown in importance. Its effectiveness is anyway still limited by the necessity to rely on X-rays CT data to plan the dose delivery, which leads to aiming errors. Many groups are therefore trying to realize a proton CT (pCT) to overcome this limitation. The iMPACT project...
122. Development of a compact scintillator-based high-resolution Compton camera for molecular imaging
Ms Aya Kisihimoto (Waseda University)
2/18/16, 5:45 PM
Recently, the Compton camera that can conduct measurements across a wide range of energy (from a few hundred kiloelectronvolts to a few megaelectronvolts) has been studied in the medical imaging field such as nuclear medicine and ion beam therapy. We have earlier developed a small, lightweight scintillator-based handheld Compton camera for environmental surveys. Although the handheld Compton...