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Medical Physics Seminar – Monday, April 09, 2012

New Directions for Positron Emission Tomography System Technology

Craig Levin, Ph.D. (guest of Dr. Weibo Cai)
Professor of Radiology, Physics & Electrical Engineering, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford University, Stanford, CA - USA -

Our research interests involve the development of novel instrumentation and software algorithms for in vivo imaging of molecular signatures of disease in humans and small laboratory animals. These new cameras efficiently image radiation emissions in the form of positrons, annihilation photons, gamma rays, and light from molecular probes developed to visualize and quantify molecular pathways of disease from deep within tissue of live subjects. In this talk, I will focus on Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and discuss advanced PET system dedicated to breast cancer imaging, promising semiconductor detector material for enhancing PET performance, new scintillation light detection concepts for PET , advanced time-of-flight (ToF) PET photon detectors, etc.

Location: 1325 (HSLC) Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705

Time: 4:00PM-5:00PM

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