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N. Belcari
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
44Publications
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#1P. Carra (INFN: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)H-Index: 1
#2M. Bertazzoni (INFN: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)H-Index: 1
Last.N. Belcari (INFN: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)H-Index: 7
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In this paper, an FPGA-based plain delay line time-to-digital converters (TDC) is presented, together with a theoretical model on its timing properties. The TDC features an automated calibration system implemented in the on-chip processor of an SoC-FPGA, uses a low amount of FPGA resources and is therefore suitable for applications requiring a high number of channels, such as time-of-flight positron emission tomography (PET). We first investigated the importance of calibration and validated the ...
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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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#1A. TopiH-Index: 2
#2G. BattistoniH-Index: 48
Last.Valeria RossoH-Index: 18
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#1A. Topi (INFN: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
#2S. Muraro (INFN: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)H-Index: 7
Last.Valeria Rosso (INFN: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)H-Index: 18
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In this work, we investigate the use of a PET system to monitor the proton therapy. The monitoring procedure is based on the comparison between the β+activity generated in the irradiated volume during the treatment, with the β+activity distribution obtained with Monte Carlo simulation. The dedicated PET system is a dual head detection system; each head is composed of nine scintillating LYSO crystal matrices read out independently with a custom modularized acquisition system. Our experimental dat...
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#1A.C. KraanH-Index: 4
#2S. MuraroH-Index: 7
Last.Valeria RossoH-Index: 18
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Background: Treatment verification with PET imaging in charged particle therapy is conventionally done by comparing measurements of spatial distributions with Monte Carlo (MC) predictions. However, decay curves can provide additional independent information about the treatment and the irradiated tissue. Most studies performed so far focus on long time intervals. Here we investigate the reliability of MC predictions of space and time (decay rate) profiles shortly after irradiation, and we show ho...
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#1E. FiorinaH-Index: 8
#2V. FerreroH-Index: 7
Last.Maria Giuseppina BisogniH-Index: 18
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Abstract Hadrontherapy is a method for treating cancer with very targeted dose distributions and enhanced radiobiological effects. To fully exploit these advantages, in vivo range monitoring systems are required. These devices measure, preferably during the treatment, the secondary radiation generated by the beam-tissue interactions. However, since correlation of the secondary radiation distribution with the dose is not straightforward, Monte Carlo (MC) simulations are very important for treatme...
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#1S.M. ValleH-Index: 1
#2Silvia BiondiH-Index: 44
Last.Matteo MorrocchiH-Index: 10
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