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 tuneable 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.

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

GAMBACCINI, Mauro;DI DOMENICO, Giovanni;TAIBI, Angelo;TARTARI, Agostino;ZAVATTINI, Guido
2001

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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 tuneable 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.
Gambaccini, Mauro; Fantini, A; Bollini, D; Castelli, E; DEL GUERRA, A; DI DOMENICO, Giovanni; Pani, R; Pellegrini, R; Sabba, N; Scafe, R; Soluri, A; Taibi, Angelo; Tartari, Agostino; Tuffanelli, A; Zavattini, Guido
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