Leeds medical imaging seminar

Leeds medical imaging seminar Wednesday February 10th in Room 8.49N Worsley Building, Leeds at 4pm. Professor Terry Jones, Visiting Professor at the University of California Davis, will present his talk on: "Improving the Sensitivity of Positron Emission Tomography" Abstract: Positron emission tomography (PET) is the most specific and sensitive means for imaging molecular pathways and interactions in humans. However, the axial field of view (FOV), and hence the axial length of the body, which current PET scanners can image at one time is less than ~25cm. This limited FOV means that less than 1% of photons emitted by the radiotracer in a human subject are actually detected. To realise the full sensitivity of PET for imaging humans a 200cms long scanner is required. To this end, a recently funded USA National Institutes of Health program to build the world’s first total-body PET scanner will be described together with the expected step changes this technology will bring in the applications of PET in clinical research and health care. http://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/events/event/445/ Contact Harry Tsoumpas

Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00