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Cardiological real-time low-dose imaging system (CARDIS)

Objective

The main goal is to implement a new Medical Imaging System to be used in a Nuclear Medicine environment, complete with a dedicated radio nuclide generator. The target is a device able to perform clinical analysis in real-time, in cardiology and oncology branches to minimize the radiation dose received by both patients and medical operators and to have the capability of performing successive analyses in a short time interval. The system will use the Tantalum-178 with a half life of 9.3 minutes, to be compared with 6 hours of Technetium-99m widely used in standard crystal gamma cameras. The new system, the related methodologies, and its clinical use start from the results of a previous European project undertaken by some of the partners during the years 1997-1998 focused on development of a new detector, a Multi-Wire Proportional Chamber (MWPC) for applications in Nuclear Medicine.

Funding Scheme

DEM - Demonstration contracts

Coordinator

COSTRUZIONI APPARECCHIATURE ELETTRONICHE NUCLEARI SPA
Address
Via Vetraia 11
55049 Viareggio
Italy

Participants (5)

AZIENDA OSPEDALIERA NIGUARDA CA'GRANDA
Italy
Address
Piazza Ospedale Maggiore 3
20162 Milano
ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE PHYSIQUE ET CHIMIE INDUSTRIELLES DE LA VILLE DE PARIS
France
Address
Rue Vauquelin 10
75231 Paris
METRON INSTRUMENTS
United Kingdom
Address
Darby House, Bletchingley Road
RH1 3DN Redhill
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Address
8,Via F. Marzolo 8
35131 Padova
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Queen Elisabeth Psychiatric Hospital
B15 2QZ Birmingham