Researchers report progress in development of proton radiography

     

MedGadget — Researchers from UC Santa Cruz, Loma Linda University, and California State University, San Bernardino MedGadget_Logohave developed a technique that uses a proton accelerator to create stopping power maps. They’re currently in early stages of this research, but they’re working toward true proton computed tomography that may one day be a new 3D imaging modality along side MR and X-ray CT.

Proton therapy is continuing to be adopted in elite cancer centers as an option over traditional focused beam radiotherapy.

The article was published Oct. 30, 2012.

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