Proton Computed Tomography (pCT) is an imaging method under investigation with the aim to improve the accuracy of treatment planning and patient positioning in hadron therapy. A pCT system should be capable to measure tissue electron density with an accuracy better than 1% and with a spatial resolution better than 1mm. A first apparatus based on a silicon tracker and a YAG:Ce crystal calorimeter, with a 5×5 cm2 active area, has been already developed by the authors in the framework of the PRIMA (Proton Imaging) collaboration and tested with proton beams with promising results. A second prototype with larger area (5×20 cm2) and improved data acquisition system is being designed. The details about this new prototype will be presented in this work.

Civinini, C., Brianzi, M., Bruzzi, M., Bucciolini, M., Carpinelli, M., Cirrone, G., et al. (2012). Development of a Proton Computed Tomography System for Pre-Clinical Tests. In 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2012 (pp.1279-1283) [10.1109/NSSMIC.2012.6551313].

Development of a Proton Computed Tomography System for Pre-Clinical Tests

CARPINELLI, Massimo;
2012

Abstract

Proton Computed Tomography (pCT) is an imaging method under investigation with the aim to improve the accuracy of treatment planning and patient positioning in hadron therapy. A pCT system should be capable to measure tissue electron density with an accuracy better than 1% and with a spatial resolution better than 1mm. A first apparatus based on a silicon tracker and a YAG:Ce crystal calorimeter, with a 5×5 cm2 active area, has been already developed by the authors in the framework of the PRIMA (Proton Imaging) collaboration and tested with proton beams with promising results. A second prototype with larger area (5×20 cm2) and improved data acquisition system is being designed. The details about this new prototype will be presented in this work.
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Medical imaging; Nuclear physics; Patient treatment; Protons; Crystal calorimeters; Data acquisition system; Patient positioning; Proton computed tomography; Proton computed tomography (pCT); Silicon tracker; Spatial resolution; Treatment planning; Computerized tomography;
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2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2012 - 29 October 2012 through 3 November 2012
978-1-4673-2030-6
Civinini, C., Brianzi, M., Bruzzi, M., Bucciolini, M., Carpinelli, M., Cirrone, G., et al. (2012). Development of a Proton Computed Tomography System for Pre-Clinical Tests. In 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2012 (pp.1279-1283) [10.1109/NSSMIC.2012.6551313].
Civinini, C; Brianzi, M; Bruzzi, M; Bucciolini, M; Carpinelli, M; Cirrone, G; Cuttone, G; Lo Presti, D; Pallotta, S; Pugliatti, C; Randazzo, N; Romano, F; Scaringella, M; Sipala, V; Stancampiano, C; Talamonti, C; Tesi, M; Vanzi, E; Zani, M
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