Development of A quasi-monochromatic CT system for breast cancer study with combined emission-transmission tomography

M. Gambaccini, A. Fantini, G. Di Domenico, N. Sabba, A. Taibi, A. Tartari, A. Tuffanelli, G. Zavattini, R. Pani, R. Pellegrini, A. Soluri, R. Scafe, D. Bollini, E. Castelli, A. Del Guerra

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Abstract

A combined SPECT-CT tomographic imager for breast cancer study is being developed as a large research program of Italian Universities. The basic idea is to integrate the SPECT technique with a CT scanner in order to fuse the functional with the morphological information by using a high-resolution and compact gamma camera and a quasi-monochromatic x-ray system. These two dedicated systems will be assembled as a unique ring prototype, which will enable us to perform both the scintimammography and the x-ray tomography in the same geometrical conditions. High-intensity and tuneable quasi-monochromatic x-ray beams have already been produced for mammography applications. Our aim is to investigate the use of this novel source for tomographic imaging of the breast.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record - , France
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …

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Conference2000 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
CountryFrance
Period1/1/00 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Gambaccini, M., Fantini, A., Di Domenico, G., Sabba, N., Taibi, A., Tartari, A., ... Del Guerra, A. (2000). Development of A quasi-monochromatic CT system for breast cancer study with combined emission-transmission tomography. Paper presented at 2000 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, France.