By Topic

Reconstruction for proton computed tomography: a Monte Carlo study

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

13 Author(s)
Li, T. ; Dept. of Phys., Astron., Radiol., & Comput. Sci., State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY, USA ; Liang, Z. ; Mueller, K. ; Heimann, J.
more authors

Advantages of proton computed tomography (pCT) have been recognized in the past. However, the quality of a pCT image may be limited due to the stochastic nature of the proton path inside the object. In this work, we report a preliminary study on reconstruction of pCT image with improved path estimation. A set of Monte Carlo simulations was carried out with the GEANT4 program, and reconstructed by filtered backprojection method. Simulations with different density contrast settings were compared, and spatial resolution around 0.5 mm for the highest contrast phantom was achieved, which is comparable to that of X-ray CT image. Further improvement by utilizing the statistical properties of proton transport is expected and is under progress.

Published in:

Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2003 IEEE  (Volume:4 )

Date of Conference:

19-25 Oct. 2003