Innovation in online hadrontherapy monitoring: An in-beam PET and prompt-gamma-timing combined device

V. Ferrero*, P. Cerello, E. Fiorina, V. Monaco, M. Rafecas, R. Wheadon, F. Pennazio

*Corresponding author for this work

Abstract

Quality assurance in particle therapy is an open issue that can be addressed with reliable monitoring techniques, such as in-beam PET and prompt-gamma-timing (PGT). In-beam PET is able to provide online feedback on the particle range by detecting the radiation related to the β+ activity, while PGT relies on the time-of-flight (TOF) of prompt photons. The I3PET (In-beam PET Innovative Imaging) project is developing a novel scanner demonstrator that combines in-beam PET and PGT within the same detector, exploiting the potential synergy of these two techniques.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume936
Pages (from-to)48-49
Number of pages2
ISSN0168-9002
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21.08.2019

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