Instrumentation for advances in ET medical imaging

by Prof. Peter Krizan (KMI/Jožef Stefan Institute)

Friday, 25 November 2022 from to (Japan)
at Nagoya University Graduate School of Science ( C507 )
Positron emission tomography (PET) is an in-vivo method for imaging of biological processes via detection of pairs of 511 keV annihilation gamma rays. A recent paradigm shift in medicine from the treatment of obvious diseases to an early diagnosis and prevention is leading to more stringent requirements on PET sensitivity, while the advances in the targeted radionuclide therapy and theranostics require a need for more widespread and accurate PET. Promising advances in the instrumentation required for this evolution come again from particle physics. In the seminar we will discuss two innovation areas, flexible limited angle PET scanners and scanners based on Cherenkov radiation.