Accession Number:

ADA413572

Title:

Compact Positron Tomograph for Prostate Imaging

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 10 Dec 2001-9 Dec 2002

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY LAWRENCE BERKELEY LAB

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The goal of this project is to construct a functioning compact positron tomography, whose geometry is optimized for detecting prostate tumors with molecular tracers such as 11Ccholine carbon-11 choline or 18Ffluorocholine fluorine-l8 choline, FCH, to confirm the presence, absence or progression of prostate cancer. When completed, the camera will consist of two banks of detectors mounted in a gantry. The bottom bank is fixed below the patient bed, and the top bank moves upward for patient access and downward for maximum sensitivity.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE