Compact Positron Tomograph for Prostate Imaging
Annual rept. 10 Dec 2001-9 Dec 2002
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY LAWRENCE BERKELEY LAB
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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.
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