The 2021 Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS) and Medical Imaging Conference (MIC) is the 68th meeting and the 28th meeting of the Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detectors (RTSD). This conference is a unique one among many other conferences. The interests of its participants are radiation detectors and instrumentations which spreads from basic physics to their applications in many fields of study. Specifically, the application of radiation instrumentations to the medical field is the strong point of this conference. Researchers related to medical physics and those who would like to apply their studies on radiation techniques to medical related fields will be given excellent opportunities during this conference.
We are very excited to present, for the first time, a new concept for a low-dose Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) gamma camera. The idea of the new disruptive design has been developed in collaboration with a world-renowned image reconstruction group from University College London led by Prof. Brian Hutton. This novel MBI technology is particularly effective for detecting breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue, where MBI has been shown to have high sensitivity and specificity. As a result, the cancer detection rate is significantly improved when used in the clinical practice alongside mammography and MRI. Our innovation is addressing the two main shortcomings of current MBI technology – higher effective patient dose and much longer screening time. The goal of our technology roadmap is to reduce the effective patient dose to the mammography level and to shorten the measurement time considerably.
This new technology is revealing the full potential of CZT detectors. Our development is based on Kromek’s 3D position sensitive CZT detectors, and we are confident this will unveil the new capabilities and advantages of CZT cameras not only in breast imaging but in other applications in gamma ray medical imaging.
Current progress will be reported in three talks during the IEEE NSS MIC Virtual Event:
- RTSD oral talk by Dr. Alexander Cherlin (Kromek) on 20 October – (#1055) “A new concept for a low-dose stationary tomographic Molecular Breast Imaging camera using 3D position sensitive CZT detectors”
- MIC oral talk by Prof. Brian Hutton (UCL) on 22 October – (#1078) “Design of an ultra-low-dose, stationary, tomographic Molecular Breast Imaging system”
- MIC mini-oral talk by Dr. Kjell Erlandsson (UCL) on 20 October – (#1021) “Challenges in optimization of a stationary tomographic Molecular Breast Imaging system”
We would like to invite anyone interested to attend our talks. We would be happy to answer questions and to discuss our technology during the Q&A sessions and via personal communication.
Please come along to our booth if you would like to speak to us about this or other projects, or our products, solutions, or services.
You can register to attend the event here – https://nssmic.ieee.org/2021/