αeT: Alpha Emission Tomography

Yijun Ding, Luca Caucci, Harrison H Barrett

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Abstract

Current techniques available for imaging of alpha particles, such as alpha autoradiography, are only able to produce planar (2D) images of 3D tissue samples containing radioactive substances. We introduce a new imaging technique, which we call Alpha Emission Tomography (αET), for the reconstruction of the volumetric (3D) distribution of radiotracers that emits alpha particles. Our imaging system is able to measure position and energy of each detected alpha particle. The list of measured positions and energies is fed to an iterative algorithm for 3D reconstruction. We predict that αET will become a valuable imaging technique for molecular biology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781479960972
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 10 2016
EventIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2014 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Nov 8 2014Nov 15 2014

Other

OtherIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period11/8/1411/15/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Ding, Y., Caucci, L., & Barrett, H. H. (2016). αeT: Alpha Emission Tomography. In 2014 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2014 [7430972] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2014.7430972