By Topic

PET imaging of implanted radiotherapy ion beams to monitor and optimise dose delivery to tumor sites

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

10 Author(s)
Litzenberg, D. ; Dept. of Phys., Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor, MI, USA ; Becchetti, F.D. ; Brown, J.A. ; Roberts, D.A.
more authors

A secondary, focused beam of /sup 18/F developed at the NSCL (National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory), E/A=20 MeV/u, was implanted into a foil-stack phantom. The radioactivity ( beta /sup +/, T/sub 1/2/=110 m) of the stopped beam was imaged at the University of Michigan Positron Emission Tomography (PET) facility using a multiring PET scanner. The possibility of accurately localizing the dose of radiotherapy beams in tumors and obtaining quantitative information on the distribution of stopped beams using a commercial PET scanner was verified. Further work using light-ion (protons in particular) and other beams is in progress, and some preliminary results are reported.<>

Published in:

Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, 1991., Conference Record of the 1991 IEEE

Date of Conference:

2-9 Nov. 1991