First results from the Time-of-Flight PET for proton therapy

dc.contributor.advisorLang, Karol, 1955-
dc.creatorKlein, Kyle Thomas (master of arts in physics)
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-09T21:43:12Z
dc.date.available2024-04-09T21:43:12Z
dc.date.issued2023-08
dc.date.submittedAugust 2023
dc.date.updated2024-04-09T21:43:12Z
dc.description.abstractThere is a clear and distinct need in the field of proton and ion radio-therapies to accurately monitor the location of the Bragg Peak produced by the therapy in the patient. To this end, the Time-of-Flight PET for Proton Therapy (TPPT) consortium has constructed and partially commissioned an in-line Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner to monitor the activity of Positron Emitting Species (PES) produced as a result of Proton Beam interactions within the patient. The scanner has a timing resolution near 200 picoseconds that will allow it to successfully reconstruct an image of PES activity to ensure the proton beam is not depositing significant amounts of energy in healthy tissue. First, the motivation behind the scanner is discussed, then the components of the scanner and their capabilities are described. The commissioning process of the scanner is detailed and finally some preliminary results in the form of reconstructed images and next steps for the consortium are discussed.
dc.description.departmentPhysics
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.uri
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/124786
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.26153/tsw/51388
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectMedical physics
dc.subjectFLASH
dc.subjectPET
dc.subjectMedical imaging
dc.subjectProton therapy
dc.titleFirst results from the Time-of-Flight PET for proton therapy
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentPhysics
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysics
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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