The detector development group works to build novel radiation detectors to solve clinical problems. We use a mix of computer simulations lab-based tests and clinical simulations to develop precise and easy use detectors that can be easily implemented in clinical practice.
Dynamic positron emission tomography is a nuclear medicine imaging technique providing functional images for organs of interest with applications in oncology, cardiology, and drug discovery. This technique requires the acquisition of the time-course arterial plasma activity concentration, called the arterial input function, which is normally acquired invasively via arterial blood sampling. Currently, we are developing a radiation detector to measure the arterial input function non-invasively.
Detector Group Publications
Second prize at the International Conference on Monte Carlo Techniques for Medical Applications Award
from in 2022.
A Radiation detector simulation toolkit for calculating the Arterial Input Function during Dynamic Positron Emission Tomography Inproceedings
In: International Conference on Monte Carlo Techniques for Medical Applications, 2022.
Monte Carlo Simulation of the 224Ra Decay Chain and the Diffusion of 220Rn for Diffusing Alpha-Emitters Radiotherapy Inproceedings
In: MEDICAL PHYSICS, pp. E828–E828, WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA 2022.
Monte Carlo Simulations of a Non-Invasive Positron Detector to Measure the Arterial Input Function for Dynamic PET Inproceedings
In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, pp. 012005, IOP Publishing 2022.
Non-invasive measurement of the arterial input function for dynamic positron emission tomography: Simulation of clinical workflow Inproceedings
In: MEDICAL PHYSICS, pp. 5643–5644, WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA 2022.
PO-1617 Mapping of the human wrist to develop a non-invasive radiation detector for Dynamic PET application Journal Article
In: Radiotherapy and Oncology, 170 , pp. S1405–S1406, 2022.
Simulation of a novel, non-invasive radiation detector to measure the arterial input function for dynamic PET Journal Article
In: Medical Physics, 2022.
Use of the Monte Carlo Method to Relate GAFCHROMIC (R) EBT3 Film Response to Absorbed Dose for Alpha Particle Dosimetry Inproceedings
In: MEDICAL PHYSICS, pp. 5653–5653, WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA 2022.
Update of the GEANT4-DNA Software for Simulation of Radiation Chemical Yield for Reactive Water Radiolysis Species at Different Temperature and PH Inproceedings
In: MEDICAL PHYSICS, pp. E911–E912, WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA 2022.
Effect of Incoming Particle Energy and Ionization Cluster Size on the G-value of Hydrated Electrons Presentation
AAPM 63rd Annual Meeting, 25.07.2021.
from MITACS in 2021.
Film measurements for verification of dose results in hydrated electron dosimetry Presentation
COMP Virtual Scientific Meeting, 25.06.2021.
Effect of incoming particle energy, cluster size, LET, and depth in water on the G-value of hydrated electrons Presentation
COMP Virtual Scientific Meeting, 22.06.2021.
Developing a hydrated electron dosimeter and determining the G-value of hydrated electrons Presentation
Association Québécoise des Physicien(ne)s Médicaux Cliniques, 05.11.2020.
Radiotherapy and Oncology, 01.11.2020, ISSN: 0167-8140, 1879-0887.
In: Physica medica: PM: an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology: official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics (AIFB), 76 , pp. 92–99, 2020, ISSN: 1724-191X.
First prize for best presentation at the congrès annuel de l'AQPMC Award
from Congrès Annuel de l'AQPMC in 2020.
Excellence Award from Department of Biological and Biomedical Engineering Award
from McGill University in 2020.
Development of an in-vivo radiation dosimeter for radiotherapy. Winner of the best in Physics Award. Award
from in 2019.
In: Physica medica: PM: an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology: official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics (AIFB), 65 , pp. 114–120, 2019, ISSN: 1724-191X.
Development of a hydrated electron dosimeter for in vivo applications in radiotherapy: A proof of concept. Winner of the J.R. Cunningham Young Investigators Award Award
from in 2019.
Validation of a Non-Invasive Positron Detector for Use with Dynamic PET Under Clinical Conditions Presentation
AAPM 61st Annual Meeting, 14.07.2019.
Development of a hydrated electron dosimeter for radiotherapy applications Presentation
AAPM 61st Annual Meeting, 14.07.2019.
Cross-validation of a non-invasive positron detector to measure the arterial input function for pharmacokinetic modelling in dynamic PET imaging Presentation
Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), 24.06.2019.
Winners of the Marika Zelenka Roy Innovation Prize Award
from McGill University in 2019.
Winners of the Centech propulsion program Award
from Centech in 2019.
2nd prize in the Young Investigator Competition Award
from McGill University Health Center in 2019.
Best abstracts to compete in the young investigator symposium Miscellaneous
CARO-COMP. Joint Scientific Meeting, Young Investigator Symposium, 2018.
Non-invasive Positron Detector for the Monitoring of the Arterial Input Function in PET Presentation
CARO-COMP-CAMRT 2018 Joint Scientific Meeting, Young Investigator Symposium, 12.09.2018.
Non-Invasive Positron Detector to Monitor the Input Function in PET Presentation
AAPM Annual meeting, 29.07.2018.
Enabling Dynamic PET Imaging Beyond Academic Centers Presentation
The Cancer Research Program Research day at RI-MUHC, 22.05.2018.