Characterization of a detector for β− radio-guided surgery

Russomando, A. and Bellini, F. and Bocci, V. and Collamati, F. and De Lucia, E. and Faccini, R. and Marafini, M. and Mattei, I. and Morganti, S. and Paramatti, R. and Patera, V. and Piersanti, L. and Pinci, D. and Recchia, L. and Sarti, A. and Sciubba, A. and Senzacqua, M. and Solfaroli Camillocci, E. and Voena, C. (2016) Characterization of a detector for β− radio-guided surgery. Il nuovo cimento C, 39 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 1826-9885

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This paper reports a new device for the radio-guided surgery technique exploiting β− emitters. A specific intraoperative β− detecting probe based on a low-density organic crystal, the diphenylbutadiene-doped para-therphenyl, coupled by optical fibres to a photomultiplier, was developed. A portable readout electronics was designed to provide the surgeons with multi real-time feedback. The aspects related to the applicability of the device, in particular the perception of the spatial resolution of the probe and the comprehension time necessary to the operator to interpret the system response were investigated. Preliminary promising results support the possibility of using this innovative probe in cancer surgery.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2020 20:07
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2020 20:07

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