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Development of a quasi-monochromatic CT system for breast cancer study with combined emission-transmission tomography

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15 Author(s)
Gambaccini, M. ; Dept. of Phys., Ferrara Univ., Italy ; Fantini, A. ; Di Domenico, G. ; Sabba, N.
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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

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Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2000 IEEE  (Volume:3 )

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2000