This paper describes the development of a proton Computed Tomography (pCT) apparatus able to reconstruct a map of stopping power useful for accurate proton therapy treatment planning and patient positioning. This system is based on two main components: a silicon microstrip tracker and a YAG:Ce crystal calorimeter. Each proton trajectory is sampled by the tracker in four points: two upstream and two downstream the object under test; the particle residual energy is measured by the calorimeter. The apparatus is described in details together with a discussion on the characterization of the hardware under proton beams with energies up to 175 MeV.

Scaringella, M., Brianzi, M., Bruzzi, M., Bucciolini, M., Carpinelli, M., Cirrone, G., et al. (2013). The PRIMA (PRoton IMAging) collaboration: Development of a proton Computed Tomography apparatus. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, 730, 178-183 [10.1016/j.nima.2013.05.181].

The PRIMA (PRoton IMAging) collaboration: Development of a proton Computed Tomography apparatus

CARPINELLI, Massimo;
2013

Abstract

This paper describes the development of a proton Computed Tomography (pCT) apparatus able to reconstruct a map of stopping power useful for accurate proton therapy treatment planning and patient positioning. This system is based on two main components: a silicon microstrip tracker and a YAG:Ce crystal calorimeter. Each proton trajectory is sampled by the tracker in four points: two upstream and two downstream the object under test; the particle residual energy is measured by the calorimeter. The apparatus is described in details together with a discussion on the characterization of the hardware under proton beams with energies up to 175 MeV.
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Calorimetry; pCT (proton Computed Tomography); Silicon microstrip
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Scaringella, M., Brianzi, M., Bruzzi, M., Bucciolini, M., Carpinelli, M., Cirrone, G., et al. (2013). The PRIMA (PRoton IMAging) collaboration: Development of a proton Computed Tomography apparatus. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, 730, 178-183 [10.1016/j.nima.2013.05.181].
Scaringella, M; Brianzi, M; Bruzzi, M; Bucciolini, M; Carpinelli, M; Cirrone, G; Civinini, C; Cuttone, G; Lo Presti, D; Pallotta, S; Pugliatti, C; Randazzo, N; Romano, F; Sipala, V; Stancampiano, C; Talamonti, C; Tesi, M; Vanzi, E; Zani, M
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