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.
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
|Event||2000 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record - , France|
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …
|Conference||2000 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record|
|Period||1/1/00 → …|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
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.