Advanced Compton imagers: From universal exploration down to earth investigation and medical application

Won Ho Lee, Taewoong Lee, Hyounggun Lee

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Abstract

Since Compton imaging technology was first introduced about 40 years ago, it has been applied to many fields such as astrophysics, industrial and medical application. In the early days, Compton camera started to be used to search for signals from space in which the high energy radiation comes from point sources. The application in astrophysics was followed by the investigation for nuclear material in which advanced systems such as hybrid collimation method were applied. The Compton cameras were also utilized to monitor the environmental radiations caused by nuclear accidents. In medical application, both conventional and recoiled electron tracking method was applied for emission tomography. Recent researches presented Monte Carlo studies of multiple scattering Compton imaging methods for the detection of neutron induced gamma rays and scattered gamma rays in 3D radiation therapy. In summary, we present the historical trend of Compton camera and advanced Compton imagers made by us.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398626
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 3
Event2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2015 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2015 Oct 312015 Nov 7

Other

Other2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period15/10/3115/11/7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Instrumentation

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    Lee, W. H., Lee, T., & Lee, H. (2016). Advanced Compton imagers: From universal exploration down to earth investigation and medical application. In 2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2015 [7582261] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2015.7582261