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FP7 Fully Networked, Digital Components for Photon-starved Biomedical Imaging Systems

SPADnet

Project ID: 257914
Źródło dofinansowania

Fully Networked, Digital Components for Photon-starved Biomedical Imaging Systems

Od 2010-07-01 do 2014-12-31, projekt zakończony | SPADnet Witryna

Dane projektu

Całkowity koszt:

EUR 5 301 770

Wkład UE:

EUR 3 700 000

Kraj koordynujący:

Switzerland

Zaproszenie do składania wniosków:

FP7-ICT-2009-5See other projects for this call

System finansowania:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

SPADnet aims to develop a new generation of smart, CMOS-based large area networked image sensors for photon-starved biomedical applications, build ring-assembly modules for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging, and carry out performance tests in a PET system evaluation testbed.While suited to applications offering repetitive measurement techniques, existing sensors are not well adapted to single-shot, rare events often occurring in diagnostic tools based on specific radiation detection, PET, SPECT, gamma cameras, and other minimally-invasive / point of care tools. In addition, the relatively small field-of-view of existing sensors is a limiting factor.SPADnet's prime objective is to develop a scalable photonic component for large format, rare-event imaging. The core of the component will be a SPAD array implemented in CMOS. Large formats will be achieved by tessellating several tens of dies in abutment style using innovative packaging techniques based on through silicon vias (TSVs). The ability to stamp the time and position of each photon impingement in a burst event offers a second key advance. The concept of spatial oversampling is introduced, where a single measurement is partitioned into a myriad of sub-measurements, occurring simultaneously. The difference is that in space oversampling many SPADs will detect the same event independently, thus reducing the dead time on average by the number of detectors involved.The decomposition of the large format imager to a network of independent arrays is key to managing massive data streams. In conventional PMTs or SiPMs, the sensitive device produces a stream of analog electrical pulses. The photonic component proposed in this project on the contrary generates streams of precomputed digital data.The current state-of-the-art on inter-chip data exchange will be the basis for efficient data communication, in a true network communication style. Data packets will be routed in the network and will be handled on-demand. For example coincidence mapping engines can be used in this context as snoopers on the data bus, thus considerably simplifying systems such as PET.

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SPADnet aims to develop a new generation of smart, CMOS-based large area networked image sensors for photon-starved biomedical applications, build ring-assembly modules for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging, and carry out performance tests in a PET system evaluation testbed.
While suited to applications offering repetitive measurement techniques, existing sensors are not well adapted to single-shot, rare events often occurring in diagnostic tools based on specific radiation detection, PET, SPECT, gamma cameras, and other minimally-invasive / point of care tools. In addition, the relatively small field-of-view of existing sensors is a limiting factor.
SPADnet's prime objective is to develop a scalable photonic component for large format, rare-event imaging. The core of the component will be a SPAD array implemented in CMOS. Large formats will be achieved by tessellating several tens of dies in abutment style using innovative packaging techniques based on through silicon vias (TSVs).
The ability to stamp the time and position of each photon impingement in a burst event offers a second key advance. The concept of spatial oversampling is introduced, where a single measurement is partitioned into a myriad of sub-measurements, occurring simultaneously. The difference is that in space oversampling many SPADs will detect the same event independently, thus reducing the dead time on average by the number of detectors involved.
The decomposition of the large format imager to a network of independent arrays is key to managing massive data streams. In conventional PMTs or SiPMs, the sensitive device produces a stream of analog electrical pulses. The photonic component proposed in this project on the contrary generates streams of precomputed digital data.
The current state-of-the-art on inter-chip data exchange will be the basis for efficient data communication, in a true network communication style. Data packets will be routed in the network and will be handled on-demand. For example coincidence mapping engines can be used in this context as snoopers on the data bus, thus considerably simplifying systems such as PET.

Kontakt z koordynatorem

Edoardo CHARBON, (Adjunct Professor)
Tel.: +41 21 693 6487
Faks: +41 21 693 5263
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Koordynator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland

Wkład UE: EUR 228 158


BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny: Edoardo Charbon
Tel.: +41 21 693 6487
Faks: +41 21 693 5263

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Hungary

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Wkład UE: EUR 335 783


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Wkład UE: EUR 514 093


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Wkład UE: EUR 430 625


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