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Valeria Rosso
University of Pisa
152Publications
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#1L. Galli (INFN: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)H-Index: 2
#2A.C. Kraan (INFN: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)H-Index: 4
Last.Maria Giuseppina Bisogni (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 18
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Abstract Nuclear physics processes are an important source of uncertainty in dose calculations in particle therapy and radioprotection in space. Accurate cross section measurements are a crucial ingredient in improving the understanding of these processes. The FOOT (FragmentatiOn Of Target) experiment aims at measuring the production cross sections of fragments for energies, beams and targets that are relevant in particle therapy and radioprotection in space. An experimental apparatus composed o...
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#1Anatoly B. Rosenfeld (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 34
#2Saree Alnaghy (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 3
Last.Katia Parodi (LMU: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)H-Index: 37
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Abstract Spectroscopy-based photon-counting detector systems, Medipix, have many applications in medicine. Medipix detectors benefit from providing energy information as well as high spatial resolution. In this article, a review of Medipix detector technology applied to medicine and imaging techniques are presented. The technology has been used to develop quality assurance (QA) measurement devices in radiation-based treatments. A gamma camera system for radiotherapy has been developed to measure...
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Abstract FOOT (FragmentatiOn On Target) is an applied nuclear physics experiment aimed at measuring the production cross sections of fragments for energies, beams and targets relevant in particle therapy and radioprotection in space. The Δ E-TOF detector will measure the energy deposited by the fragments in a wall of plastic scintillators and the time of flight with respect to a start detector. These two quantities allow to determine the charge Z of the fragment. In this work, we summarize the c...
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#1S.M. Valle (INFN: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
#2A. AlexandrovH-Index: 6
Last.Antonio Zoccoli (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 85
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Abstract Particle therapy uses proton or 12 C beams to treat deep-seated solid tumors. Due to the advantageous characteristics of charged particles energy deposition in matter, the maximum of the dose is released to the tumor at the end of the beam range, in the Bragg peak region. However, the beam nuclear interactions with the patient tissues induces fragmentation both of projectile and target nuclei and needs to be carefully taken into account. In proton treatments, the target fragmentation pr...
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#1S. Muraro (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 1
#2Niccolo Camarlinghi (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 12
Last.Valeria Rosso (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 18
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Abstract Positron emission tomography (PET) is one of the most mature techniques for monitoring in ion beam therapy. PET allows to reconstruct the β + activity generated in the patient by the nuclear interaction of the ions. Taking advantage of the spatial correlation between positron emitters created along the ions path and the dose distribution, it is possible to perform a quality control of the treatment. Usually, to reconstruct the activity generated within the irradiated volume, standard 3D...
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#1Esther Ciarrocchi (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 4
#2Nicola Belcari (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 21
Last.Maria Giuseppina Bisogni (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 18
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Abstract The FOOT experiment aims at identifying the fragments produced in the human body during hadrontherapy and at measuring their cross sections. The apparatus is composed of several detectors which allow a complete reconstruction of the tracks of the fragments. In particular, the Δ E-TOF detector measures the energy released in a thin plastic scintillator and the time of flight of the fragments. In this work, we report the energy and time resolution of a Δ E-TOF detector prototype with prot...
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#2Adele LauriaH-Index: 20
Last.G. De LellisH-Index: 23
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#1A.C. KraanH-Index: 4
#2S. MuraroH-Index: 7
Last.Valeria RossoH-Index: 18
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#1Matteo Morrocchi (INFN: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)H-Index: 10
#2Esther Ciarrocchi (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 4
Last.Maria Giuseppina Bisogni (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 18
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Abstract This paper describes the development and characterization of a Δ E-TOF detector composed of a plastic scintillator bar coupled at both ends to silicon photomultipliers. This detector is a prototype of a larger version which will be used in the FOOT (FragmentatiOn Of Target) experiment to identify the fragments produced by ion beams accelerated onto a hydrogen-enriched target. The final Δ E-TOF detector will be composed of two layers of plastic scintillator bars with orthogonal orientati...
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