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An Intraoperative Beta−Probe for Cancer Surgery

  • Francesco Collamati
Book

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Francesco Collamati
    Pages 1-18
  3. Francesco Collamati
    Pages 19-26
  4. Francesco Collamati
    Pages 27-51
  5. Francesco Collamati
    Pages 53-84
  6. Francesco Collamati
    Pages 85-96
  7. Francesco Collamati
    Pages 97-98
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 99-100

About this book

Introduction

This thesis focuses on a novel radio-guided surgery technique for complete tumor resections. It describes all aspects of the intraoperative probe, as well as testing and simulation of the novel technique. The presentation develops the technique from the initial idea to realistic feasibility studies that have been the subject of a press release of the American Society of Nuclear Medicine. Just a year after completing this work, the technique has now been tested for the first time on a meningioma patient, confirming all of the predictions made in this thesis.

Keywords

Radioguided Surgery Beta Emission for Tumor Tissue Evaluation Precision Cancer Surgery Real Time Tumour-tissue Monitoring Complete Tumor Resection Radiopharmaceutical Absorption and Detection Monte Carlo Modelling of Emission from Tumor Tissue

Authors and affiliations

  • Francesco Collamati
    • 1
  1. 1.National Laboratories of FrascatiNational Institute of Nuclear PhysicsFrascatiItaly

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