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BrachyView: feasibility study into the application of Timepix detectors for soft tissue thickness imaging in prostate brachytherapy treatment

Journal Article


Abstract


  • BrachyView is a novel in-body imaging system for real-time intraoperative prostate brachytherapy treatment planning, which monitors the position of low dose rate brachytherapy seeds using an array of high-resolution pixelated silicon detectors (Timepix). The detector array is also capable of performing in-body imaging of the prostate when used in conjunction with an external X-ray source. This study presents a quantitative analysis of the Timepix detector for use as a soft-tissue imaging plane by evaluating varying thicknesses of tissue-equivalent plastic incorporated into a medical prostate phantom. The feasibility of using BrachyView as a diagnostic tool is established by demonstrating the resolving power and high contrast obtainable with this configuration.

UOW Authors


  •   Loo, Kevin J. (external author)
  •   Jakubek, Jan (external author)
  •   Zemlicka, Jan (external author)
  •   Petasecca, Marco
  •   Safavi-Naeini, Mitra (external author)
  •   Bucci, Joseph A. (external author)
  •   Zaider, Marco (external author)
  •   Rosenfeld, Anatoly B.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Loo, K. J., Jakubek, J., Zemlicka, J., Petasecca, M., Safavi-Naeini, M., Bucci, J., Zaider, M. & Rosenfeld, A. B. (2014). BrachyView: feasibility study into the application of Timepix detectors for soft tissue thickness imaging in prostate brachytherapy treatment. Radiation Measurements, 71 329-332.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85027931561

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3318

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 329

End Page


  • 332

Volume


  • 71

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • BrachyView is a novel in-body imaging system for real-time intraoperative prostate brachytherapy treatment planning, which monitors the position of low dose rate brachytherapy seeds using an array of high-resolution pixelated silicon detectors (Timepix). The detector array is also capable of performing in-body imaging of the prostate when used in conjunction with an external X-ray source. This study presents a quantitative analysis of the Timepix detector for use as a soft-tissue imaging plane by evaluating varying thicknesses of tissue-equivalent plastic incorporated into a medical prostate phantom. The feasibility of using BrachyView as a diagnostic tool is established by demonstrating the resolving power and high contrast obtainable with this configuration.

UOW Authors


  •   Loo, Kevin J. (external author)
  •   Jakubek, Jan (external author)
  •   Zemlicka, Jan (external author)
  •   Petasecca, Marco
  •   Safavi-Naeini, Mitra (external author)
  •   Bucci, Joseph A. (external author)
  •   Zaider, Marco (external author)
  •   Rosenfeld, Anatoly B.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Loo, K. J., Jakubek, J., Zemlicka, J., Petasecca, M., Safavi-Naeini, M., Bucci, J., Zaider, M. & Rosenfeld, A. B. (2014). BrachyView: feasibility study into the application of Timepix detectors for soft tissue thickness imaging in prostate brachytherapy treatment. Radiation Measurements, 71 329-332.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85027931561

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3318

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 329

End Page


  • 332

Volume


  • 71

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom