Technical Note: A fast and monolithic prototype clinical proton radiography system optimized for pencil beam scanning. Accepted for publication in Medical Physics, December 2020.
We have developed a prototype clinical proton radiography system for pretreatment imaging in proton radiation therapy. We have optimized the system for use with pencil beam scanning systems and have achieved a reduction of size and complexity compared to previous designs.
Proton imaging moves a step closer to the clinic
Proton radiography set-up showing the two 2D proton detectors on either side of the head phantom along with the residual energy detector.
Pursuing protons for medical imaging
A new kind of detector technology that could lead to discoveries in particle physics may also lead to better 3D images of the human body and help cancer patients.