Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP190100696 [ 2019 - 2023 ]

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Researchers A/Prof James Sullivan; Prof Ronald White; Prof Michael Brunger; Dr Daniel Cocks; Dr Joshua Machacek; Prof Gustavo Garcia; Dr Jimena Gorfinkiel

Brief description This project aims to improve our understanding of the damage processes in Positron Emission Tomography (PET). PET is a widely used medical imaging technique, but there are gaps in our understanding of the underlying interactions, in particular in the case of the radiation damage induced during the process. By using new models incorporating accurate descriptions of interactions processes, verified by experimental measurement, this project will develop a new model of positron transport in PET. The project will allow validation of predictions from the model by undertaking experiments in liquid water.

Funding Amount $510,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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