This paper describes the development of a proton Computed Tomography (pCT) apparatus able to reconstruct a map of stopping power useful for accurate proton therapy treatment planning and patient positioning. This system is based on two main components: a silicon microstrip tracker and a YAG:Ce crystal calorimeter. Each proton trajectory is sampled by the tracker in four points: two upstream and two downstream the object under test; the particle residual energy is measured by the calorimeter. The apparatus is described in details together with a discussion on the characterization of the hardware under proton beams with energies up to 175 MeV.

The PRIMA (PRoton IMAging) collaboration: Development of a proton Computed Tomography apparatus / M. Scaringella; M. Brianzi; M. Bruzzi; M. Bucciolini; M. Carpinelli; G.A.P. Cirrone; C. Civinini; G. Cuttone; D. Lo Presti; S. Pallotta; C. Pugliatti; N. Randazzo; F. Romano; V. Sipala; C. Stancampiano; C. Talamonti; M. Tesi; E. Vanzi; M. Zani. - In: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT. - ISSN 0168-9002. - ELETTRONICO. - 730:(2013), pp. 178-183. [10.1016/j.nima.2013.05.181]

The PRIMA (PRoton IMAging) collaboration: Development of a proton Computed Tomography apparatus

SCARINGELLA, MONICA;BRUZZI, MARA;BUCCIOLINI, MARTA;PALLOTTA, STEFANIA;TALAMONTI, CINZIA;ZANI, MARGHERITA
2013

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This paper describes the development of a proton Computed Tomography (pCT) apparatus able to reconstruct a map of stopping power useful for accurate proton therapy treatment planning and patient positioning. This system is based on two main components: a silicon microstrip tracker and a YAG:Ce crystal calorimeter. Each proton trajectory is sampled by the tracker in four points: two upstream and two downstream the object under test; the particle residual energy is measured by the calorimeter. The apparatus is described in details together with a discussion on the characterization of the hardware under proton beams with energies up to 175 MeV.
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M. Scaringella; M. Brianzi; M. Bruzzi; M. Bucciolini; M. Carpinelli; G.A.P. Cirrone; C. Civinini; G. Cuttone; D. Lo Presti; S. Pallotta; C. Pugliatti;...espandi
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