A Second Life - ATLAS Pixel Detectors in Medical Physics

Experimental Particle Physics seminar

A Second Life - ATLAS Pixel Detectors in Medical Physics

  • Event time: 4:00pm until 5:00pm
  • Event date: 12th March 2021
  • Speaker: Dr Jens Weingarten (TU Dortmund university)
  • Location: Zoom

Event details

The field of medical physics has been growing steadily over the past decades, with more and more hospitals using more and more complex machinery in diagnosis and treatment of patients. Reacting to the increased demand for well-trained medical physics experts, TU Dortmund university offers a medical physics study programme since 2011. 
Close collaborations with hospitals and dedicated centers for radiotherapy and proton therapy open up a great many possibility for the resident HEP detector physicists to find new applications for our well-known technologies. Coming from the development of silicon pixel detectors for the ATLAS tracking detector, we started looking into applications where those detectors could be useful. These range from beam monitoring for machine QA for proton therapy, via small-field dosimetry to proton radiography and proton CT. 
In the talk I will report on some of our activities, as well as some future developments. 

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