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Medical Isotopes for Combined PET/SPECT Imaging

Add Event to your Calendar Fri., Sep. 23, 2016 3:00 p.m. - Fri., Sep. 23, 2016 4:00 p.m.

Location: CL 313

AbstractThe Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) are being increasingly employed for diagnostic purposes. A concern is the artifacts due to scattering and absorption of photons in the patient and surrounding media, which may result in false negative and false positive diagnostics. We identified a few potential candidate new isotopes, which serve as single isotope based combined PET and SPECT imagers not only to minimize the artifacts but also improve the image contrast. 

Speaker: Dr. Chary Rangacharyulu, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan