A. Del Guerra, Dept. of Physics, University of Pisa, Italy (Dept. of Physics, University of Pisa, Italy)
5/3/16, 8:30 AM
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a well established imaging technique for in vivo molecular imaging. After a brief history of PET, the physical principles and the main performance parameters are presented. The evolution of the technology that has brought PET from a bench experiment to a clinical indispensable instrument is fully illustrated. In particular, the present limitations and the...
C. Morel, CNRS, France (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))
5/3/16, 9:00 AM
Since the invention of the CAT scan by Hounsfield in the early 1970s, transmission and emission imaging modalities used in radiology and nuclear medicine have continually benefit from improvements in detection technology, signal treatment and applied mathematics. The development of 3D PET in the late 1980s, and of positron rotating partial-ring tomographs leaving potentially enough void...
C. Levin, Stanford, USA
5/3/16, 9:30 AM