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Heavy-Ion Imaging Applied To Medicine
Author(s): J. I. Fabrikant; C. A. Tobias; M. P. Capp; E. V. Benton; W. R. Holley
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Paper Abstract

Heavy particle radiography is a newly developed noninvasive low dose imaging procedure with increased resolution of minute density differences in soft tissues of the body. The method utilizes accelerated high energy ions, primarily carbon and neon, at the BEVALAC accelerator at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. The research program applied to medicine utilizes heavy-ion radiography for low dose mammography, for treatment planning for cancer patients, and for imaging and accurate densitometry of skeletal structures and brain and spinal neoplasms. The presentation will be illustrated with clinical cases under study. Discussion will include the potential of heavy-ion imaging, and particularly reconstruction tomography, as an adjunct to existing diagnostic imaging procedures in medicine, both for the applications to the diagnosis, management and treatment of clinical cancer in man, but also for the early detection of small soft tissue tumors at low radiation dose.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1980
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0233, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VIII, (18 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958931
Show Author Affiliations
J. I. Fabrikant, University of California (United States)
C. A. Tobias, University of California (United States)
M. P. Capp, University of California (United States)
E. V. Benton, University of California (United States)
W. R. Holley, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0233:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VIII
Joel E. Gray; William R. Hendee; Andrew G. Haus; William S. Properzio, Editor(s)

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