A novel high resolution and high efficiency dual head detector for molecular breast imaging

F. Garibaldi, E. Cisbani, F. Cusanno, M. L. Magliozzi, S. Torrioli, E. Cossu, F. Padovano, G. Simonetti, O. Schillaci, S. Majewski

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Abstract

Detecting small breast tumors is a challenging task. Early diagnosis leads to more effective treatment. Molecular Breast Imaging with radio-nuclides has a central role to play. Several dedicated gamma-cameras have been built, tested and shown to increase the detection sensitivity for sub-cm size lesions. A new layout has been recently implemented, a dual detector setup that allows spot compression and improves significantly the performance of the system. The layout allows performing spot compression and therefore bringing the detector closer to the lesion with significant increase in the efficiency and consequently the SNR. The layout allows performing spot compression and therefore bringing the detector closer to the lesion with significant increase in the efficiency and consequently the SNR The single head parallel hole detector has been successfully used for 10 clinical trials at the University of Tor Vergata (Rome) where a commercial high resolution detector was available, the LUMAGEM by Gamma Medica.All trials showed comparable results with respect to the LUMAGEM system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
Pages5647-5649
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: Oct 19 2008Oct 25 2008

Other

Other2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008
CountryGermany
CityDresden
Period10/19/0810/25/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Garibaldi, F., Cisbani, E., Cusanno, F., Magliozzi, M. L., Torrioli, S., Cossu, E., Padovano, F., Simonetti, G., Schillaci, O., & Majewski, S. (2008). A novel high resolution and high efficiency dual head detector for molecular breast imaging. In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (pp. 5647-5649). [4774524] https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2008.4774524