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Prototype tracking studies for proton CT

Bruzzi, Mara and Blumenkrantz, Nate and Feldt, Jason and Heimann, Jason and Sadrozinski, Hartmut F.W. and Seiden, Abe and Williams, David C. and Bashkirov, Vladimir A. and Schulte, Reinhard and Menichelli, David and Scaringella, Monica and Cirrone, Giuseppe Antonio Pablo and Cuttone, Giacomo and Randazzo, Nunzio and Sipala, Valeria and Lo Presti, Domenico (2007) Prototype tracking studies for proton CT. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. 54 (1), p. 140-145. ISSN 0018-9499. eISSN 1558-1578. Article.

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DOI: 10.1109/TNS.2006.889642

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Abstract

As part of a program to investigate the feasibility of proton computed tomography, the most likely path (MLP) of protons inside an absorber was measured in a beam experiment using a silicon strip detector set-up with high position and angular resolution. The locations of 200 MeV protons were measured at three different absorber depth of PolyMethylMethAcrylate-PMMA (3.75, 6.25 and 12.5 cm) and binned in terms of the displacement and the exit angle measured behind the absorber. The observed position distributions were compared to theoretical predictions showing that the location of the protons can be predicted with an accuracy of better than 0.5 mm.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:9621
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Position sensitive particle detectors, proton beams, silicon radiation detectors, tomography
Subjects:Area 02 - Scienze fisiche > FIS/07 Fisica applicata (a beni culturali, ambientali, biologia e medicina)
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Chimica e Farmacia
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN:0018-9499
eISSN:1558-1578
Deposited On:13 Feb 2014 08:45

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