Calibration and GEANT4 Simulations of the Phase II Proton Compute Tomography (pCT) Range Stack Detector

  title={Calibration and GEANT4 Simulations of the Phase II Proton Compute Tomography (pCT) Range Stack Detector},
  author={Sergey A. Uzunyan and Gerald Charles Blazey and Steven Boi and George Coutrakon and Alexander Dyshkant and Kurt Francis and David R. Hedin and E. Johnson and Juris G. Kalnins and V. Zutshi R. Ford and J. E. Rauch and Paul Rubinov and G. Sellberg and P. Wilson and M. Naimuddin Department of Physics and Northern Illinois University and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Delhi University},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Detectors},
Northern Illinois University in collaboration with Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) and Delhi University has been designing and building a proton CT scanner for applications in proton treatment planning. The Phase II proton CT scanner consists of eight planes of tracking detectors with two X and two Y coordinate measurements both before and after the patient. In addition, a range stack detector consisting of a stack of thin scintillator tiles, arranged in twelve eight-tile frames… 

Review of medical radiography and tomography with proton beams

  • Robert P. Johnson
  • Physics, Medicine
    Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society
  • 2018
This review introduces hadron therapy and the perceived advantages of pCT and proton radiography for treatment planning, reviews its historical development, and discusses the physics related to proton imaging.

A Digital Tracking Calorimeter for Proton Computed Tomography

The feasibility of using a purely pixel-based detector, a so-called Digital Tracking Calorimeter (DTC), for proton CT purposes is investigated and its performance quantified through experiments and Monte Carlo simulations.



A New Proton CT Scanner

A novel scanner capable of high dose rates, up to 2~MHz, and large area coverage, 20~x~24~cm$^2, for imaging an adult head phantom and reconstructing more accurate RSP values is presented.

Water-equivalent path length calibration of a prototype proton CT scanner.

The method presented provides a simple and reliable procedure for calibration of a pCT scanner that produces measured RSP values of various tissue-equivalent materials that agree to within 0.5% of values obtained using an established water-tank method.

Proton Range-Energy Tables, 1 keV-10 GeV, Energy Loss, Range, Path Length, Time-of-Flight, Straggling, Multiple Scattering, and Nuclear Interaction Probability. Part I. For 63 Compounds

  • Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables
  • 1982