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 tunable 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.
|Autori:||Gambaccini M; Fantini A; Bollini D; Castelli E; Del Guerra A; Di Domenico G; Pani R; Pellegrini R; Sabba N; Scafe R; Soluri A; Taibi A; Tartari A; Tuffanelli A; Zavattini G|
|Titolo:||Development of a quasi-monochromatic CT system for breast cancer study with combined emission-transmission tomography|
|Anno del prodotto:||2001|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/23.940150|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|