The PRIMA (Proton IMAging) experiment is aimed at developing a proton Computed Tomography (pCT) prototype based on tracking single protons. Approaches to the pCT consist in the use of silicon microstrip detectors to measure the position and direction of individual protons before and after they traverse the phantom, in view to reconstruct the trajectory of each proton, and a calorimeter for measuring particle residual energy. A small prototype was tested, under 62 MeV proton beam at Laboratory Nazionali del Sud, (Catania Italy) and under 180 MeV proton beam at Svedberg Laboratories, Uppsala Universitet, (Uppsala Sweden). Several experiments concerning proton imaging, tomography and radiography, were carried out during these beam tests. Radiographies have been reconstructed with different methods: results show the good performances of the device, with spatial resolution fulfilling the stringent requirements of a pCT device.

Bruzzi, M., Brianzi, M., Bucciolini, M., Carpinelli, M., Cirrone, G., Civinini, C., et al. (2012). The PRIMA (Proton Imaging) collaboration: Status of the development of a proton Computed Tomography Scanner. In 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2012 (pp.4314-4317).

The PRIMA (Proton Imaging) collaboration: Status of the development of a proton Computed Tomography Scanner

CARPINELLI, Massimo;
2012

Abstract

The PRIMA (Proton IMAging) experiment is aimed at developing a proton Computed Tomography (pCT) prototype based on tracking single protons. Approaches to the pCT consist in the use of silicon microstrip detectors to measure the position and direction of individual protons before and after they traverse the phantom, in view to reconstruct the trajectory of each proton, and a calorimeter for measuring particle residual energy. A small prototype was tested, under 62 MeV proton beam at Laboratory Nazionali del Sud, (Catania Italy) and under 180 MeV proton beam at Svedberg Laboratories, Uppsala Universitet, (Uppsala Sweden). Several experiments concerning proton imaging, tomography and radiography, were carried out during these beam tests. Radiographies have been reconstructed with different methods: results show the good performances of the device, with spatial resolution fulfilling the stringent requirements of a pCT device.
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Computerized tomography; Data privacy; Experiments; Medical imaging; Network security; Nuclear physics; Proton beams; Radiography; Silicon detectors; Beam tests; Proton computed tomography; Proton computed tomography (pCT); Proton imaging; Residual energy; Silicon micro-strip detectors; Spatial resolution; Stringent requirement; Protons;
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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
Bruzzi, M., Brianzi, M., Bucciolini, M., Carpinelli, M., Cirrone, G., Civinini, C., et al. (2012). The PRIMA (Proton Imaging) collaboration: Status of the development of a proton Computed Tomography Scanner. In 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2012 (pp.4314-4317).
Bruzzi, M; Brianzi, M; Bucciolini, M; Carpinelli, M; Cirrone, G; Civinini, C; Cuttone, G; Lo Presti, D; Pallotta, S; Pugliatti, C; Randazzo, N; Romano, F; Sipala, V; Scaringella, M; Stancampiano, C; Talamonti, C; Tesi, M; Vanzi, E; Zani, M
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