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Medical Applications of the ALPIDE Detector

by the Bergen pCT Collaboration
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Konkoly-Thege Miklós út 29-33, H-1121 Budapest, Hungary
This paper is based on the talk at the 18th Zimányi School, Budapest, Hungary, 3–7 December 2018.
Universe 2019, 5(5), 128;
Received: 18 March 2019 / Revised: 20 May 2019 / Accepted: 21 May 2019 / Published: 24 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Zimányi School and Analytic Hydrodynamics in High Energy Physics)
The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ALICE detector is undergoing a major upgrade in the Second Long Shutdown of the LHC in 2019–2020. During this upgrade, the innermost detector, the Inner Tracking System, will be completely replaced by a new detector which is built from the ALPIDE sensor. In the Bergen proton computer tomography (pCT) collaboration, we decided to apply these sensors for medical applications. They can be used for positioning in hadron therapies due to their good position resolution and radiation tolerance. Dose planning of hadron therapy is calculated currently from photon CT measurements, which results in large uncertainties in the planning and therefore in a necessary enlargement of the treatment area. This uncertainty can be reduced by performing the CT scan using protons. The current contribution shows the development of a sampling calorimeter built from the ALPIDE detector for proton CT measurements and describes the state of the project. View Full-Text
Keywords: ALPIDE; silicon sensors; medical applications; proton CT; radiotherapy; computer tomography; cancer; digital sampling calorimeter ALPIDE; silicon sensors; medical applications; proton CT; radiotherapy; computer tomography; cancer; digital sampling calorimeter
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