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Silicon ultra fast cameras for electron and gamma sources in medical applications

Objective

The goal of the proposal is the development of an advanced radioactive source imaging technique, to be used in medical applications and intended to provide a radiation pattern. A real-time imaging of extended radioactive sources would boost the progress in coronary artery disease radiotherapy and in the treatments with light ion beams of tumours. To overcome the limitations of current devices, it is proposed the development of an imaging technique based on direct charged particle detection in semiconductor devices subdivided in cells (hence the name of "pixel detectors"). The main innovation of the proposed system is defined by the integration of the sensor and the front-end electronics in a monolithic device, using leading edge microelectronics technologies, and by the speed of the readout system.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'INSUBRIA
Address
Via Ravasi 2
21100 Varese
Italy

Participants (11)

AGH - UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Poland
Address
Al. Mickiewicza 30
30 059 Krakow
ATMEL GRENOBLE SA
France
Address
Avenue De Rochepleine
38120 Saint Egreve
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Du Loess 23, Caressa Jean-paul Délégué Régiona
67037 Strasbourg
EUROTOPE ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT FUER ISOTOPENTECHNOLOGIEN GMBH
Germany
Address
Robert-roessle-strasse 10
13125 Berlin
FONDAZIONE PER ADROTERAPIA ONCOLOGICA (TERA)
Italy
Address
Via Cozzi 53
20125 Milano
INSTITUTE OF ELECTRON TECHNOLOGY
Poland
Address
32/46,Al. Lotnikow 32/46
02 668 Warszawa
THE HENRYK NIEWODNICZANSKI INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS
Poland
Address
26 A,ul. Kawiory 26 A
31 342 Krakow
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstr. 12
76128 Karlsruhe
UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR, STRASBOURG 1
France
Address
Rue Du Loess 23
67037 Strasbourg
UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA
Switzerland
Address
Rue Micheli-du-crest 24
1211 Geneve
ZAG-ZYKLOTRON AG
Germany
Address
Helmholzplatz 1
76344 Eggenstein-leopoldshafen