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Nico Lanconelli

Associate Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Academic discipline: FIS/07 Applied Physics

Director of Second Cycle Degree of Physics

Research

My research activities can be divided into three main themes described below.
  • Development of diagnostic systems for medical imaging (radiography and tomography). In this context, various partnerships are ongoing with the Universities, within INFN (National Institute of Nuclear Physics), and manufacturers of radiological equipments, concerning the study of new diagnostic equipments. We are also investigating multimodal systems (combination of X-ray transmission systems and emission systems with gamma-rays) dedicated to early detection of breast cancer. We use Monte Carlo simulations for the optimization of diagnostic systems and the estimation of their performance. We study and implement tomographic reconstruction algorithms and methods for digital image processing.
  • Study and optimization of the performance of digital systems for imaging in radiology and mammography. Investigations are conducted in collaboration with the Health Physics departments of some Hospitals. In this context we study, analyze and implement methods for the physical and psycho-physical characterization of digital detectors.
  • Use of Monte Carlo simulation software for the dosimetric investigations in clinical equipments. We analyze various issues concerning the calculation of radiation dose in diagnostic and therapy equipments in collaboration with Health Physics departments of different hospitals.

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