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A detection system for clinical breast tomography with synchrotron radiation

Bergamaschi, A; Dreossi, D; Longo, R; Olivo, A; Pani, S; Venanzi, C; Castelli, E; (2004) A detection system for clinical breast tomography with synchrotron radiation. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment , 535 (1-2) 88 - 92. 10.1016/j.nima.2004.07.114.

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Abstract

The goal ofthe MAmmographic and Tomographic Imaging with Silicon detectors and Synchrotron radiation at Elettra (MATISSE) project is to develop a detection system in order to perform in vivo breast tomographic examination at Elettra, the Trieste synchrotron facility. The detection system consists ofa silicon microstrip detector used in edge on configuration with single photon counting read out electronics. Due to both high efficiency of the detector and the possibility of selecting the most suitable energy, the dose delivered for a tomographic examination is comparable to the one delivered in planar conventional mammography. The first detector prototype has been assembled and the preliminary tests gave promising results for what concerns both the incoming rate response and the contrast resolution. Planar images ofa mammographic test object have been collected, while tomographic images will be acquired with a new prototype during the next spring (2004). r 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Type:Article
Title:A detection system for clinical breast tomography with synchrotron radiation
DOI:10.1016/j.nima.2004.07.114
Keywords:Digital mammography; Synchrotron radiation; Computed tomography; Single photon counting
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Medical Physics and Bioengineering

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