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Mammography with molecular imaging

Objective

The proposed project focuses on the development of a PET prototype dedicated to the examination of breast cancer, using a gamma ray sensor based on an innovative design and the new generation of photo-detectors and scintillating crystals. The innovative features of the PEMT (Positron Emission MammoTomography) system we propose will imply a high resolution (pushed to the physical limit), higher sensitivity and lower costs. It includes integrated analog and digital electronics through the design of an ASIC chip.
The main application will be early breast cancer diagnosis and evaluation of chemotherapy response. New radio-tracer molecules will be searched for the detection and visualization of the pharmacokinetics of breast tumours, more specific than glucose (FDG) for breast cancer, and based on human amino and fatty acids. Phase I Clinical trials will be performed with the new radio-tracers. A clinical multi-centric validation will be performed for the PEMT prototypes.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-LIFESCIHEALTH-7
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Coordinator

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS
Address
Serrano 117
Madrid
Spain

Participants (7)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN
Germany
Address
Klinikum Rechts Der Isar, Ismaningerstr. 22
München
GENERAL EQUIPMENT FOR MEDICAL IMAGING, S. A.
Spain
Address
Benjamin Franklin 12-16
Paterna
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E. V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
München
DIGIUTOPIKA LTD
Portugal
Address
Rua Do Moinho, Lote 30, Casal Labrusque, Areia Branca, Lourinhã, 2530-065 Lourinhã
Lourinhã
C-RAD IMAGING AB
Sweden
Address
Óneslingan 5
Frösön
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
Address
Nobels Väg 5
Stockholm
NETHERLANDS CANCER INSTITUTE
Netherlands
Address
Plesmanlaan 121
Amsterdam