3rd Symposium on Positron Emission Tomography
1st Symposium on Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

10th - 15th September 2018

Program of the symposium

Monday 10.9.2018 (hall A-2-04)
11:00 - 11:45COFFEE A PRIORI  
11:45 - 12:00Opening by
prof. dr. hab. Roman Płaneta
Director of the Institute of Physics of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Session no. 1

  Chairperson: Eryk Czerwiński
12:00 - 12:30 Paweł Moskal (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Aims, status and challenges of J-PET"
12:30 - 13:00 Szymon Niedzwiecki (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Status of detector performance and measurements"
13:00 - 14:30LUNCH  

Session no. 2
Detector and data acquisition

  Chairperson: Michał Silarski
14:30 - 15:00 Marek Gorgol (Maria Curie Skłodowska University)
"Vacuum chambers for the J-PET experiments"
15:00 - 15:30 Grzegorz Korcyl (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Innovative readout system and data processing platform for tomographic data"
15:30 - 15:45 Karol Farbaniec (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Validation and verification of real-time data processing system in programmable devices for Digital J-PET scanner DAQ system"
15:45 - 16:00 Eryk Czerwiński (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Short description of tape storage and disk buffer together with CPUs used for J-PET data analysis and MonteCarlo simulation"
16:00 - 16:30Discussion session over coffee

Session no. 3
Data storage and simulations

  Chairperson: Michał Silarski
16:30 - 17:00 Paweł Kowalski (National Centre for Nuclear Research)
"Estimating the NEMA characteristics of the J-PET tomograph using the GATE package"
17:00 - 17:30 Marek Pałka (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"FTAB - combining front-end, TDC and readout into small and compact board"
17:30 - 17:45 Łukasz Kapłon (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Tests of the light attenuation in a long scintillator strips"
Tuesday 11.9.2018 (hall A-2-04)

Session no. 4
Data analysis and simulations

  Chairperson: Magdalena Skurzok
09:30 - 10:00 Wojciech Krzemień (National Centre for Nuclear Research)
"Overview of the J-PET analysis and simulation software"
10:00 - 10:20 Krzysztof Kacprzak (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Event building from the data collected in triggerless mode"
10:20 - 10:45 Aleksander Gajos (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Identification and reconstruction of ortho-positronium decays in J-PET"
10:45 - 11:10 Daria Kisielewska (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"J-PET Monte Carlo simulation with Geant4 package "
11:10 - 11:30 Mateusz Bała (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Efficiency estimates for various positronium decays"
11:30 - 12:00Discussion session over coffee

Session no. 5
Calibration methods

  Chairperson: Szymon Niedźwiecki
12:00 - 12:25 Sushil Sharma (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"J-PET time over threshold calibration"
12:25 - 12:50 Magdalena Skurzok (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"J-PET time synchronisation"
12:50 - 13:05 Shivani (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Time and velocity calibration of the J-PET detector with the uncollimated source"
13:05 - 14:40LUNCH  

Session no. 6

  Chairperson: Aleksander Gajos
14:40 - 15:10 Beatrix Hiesmayr (University of Vienna)
"Witnessing entanglement in the 2- and 3-gamma states resulting of positronium decay with J-PET"
15:10 - 15:30 Nikodem Krawczyk (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Feasibility studies of the polarisation of photons with the J-PET detector"
15:30 - 16:00 Mihael Makek (Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb)
"Compact Compton detectors in coincidence setup"
16:00 - 16:20 Juhi Raj (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Testing time reversal symmetry with Compton scattered photons from positronium Decay"
16:20 - 16:50Discussion session over coffee
16:50 - 17:20 Raffaele Del Grande (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati)
"Dalitz plot determination for the o-Ps -> 3gamma decay with J-PET"
17:20 - 17:50 Kristian Piscicchia (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati)
"Experimental tests of Dynamical Reduction Models"
Wednesday 12.9.2018 (hall A-2-04)

Session no. 7

  Chairperson: Beatrix Hiesmayr
10:00 - 10:30 Steven Bass (Kitzbühel Centre for Physics)
"QED tests and searches for new physics with positronium decays"
10:30 - 11:00 Radosław Zaleski (Maria Curie Skłodowska University)
"Positronium Migration"
11:00 - 11:30 Krzysztof Kacprzak (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Proposal for the mirror matter search with the J-PET detector"
11:30 - 12:00Discussion session over coffee
12:00 - 12:30 Catalina Curceanu (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati)
"From strange atoms and nuclei to neutron stars. Experiments with low-energy kaons at the DAFNE Collider in Italy"
12:30 - 13:00 Michał Silarski (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Discrete symmetries tests in the positronium decays with the J-PET detector"
13:00 - 14:30LUNCH  

Session no. 8
Medical imaging

  Chairperson: Sushil Sharma and Antoni Ruciński
14:30 - 15:00 Lech Raczyński (National Centre for Nuclear Research)
"Estimation of Point Spread Function of the J-PET detector using different reconstruction methods"
15:00 - 15:30 Roman Shopa (National Centre for Nuclear Research)
"Modification of image reconstruction algorithms in J-PET using time-of-flight and depth-of-interaction"
15:30 - 15:50 Monika Pawlik-Niedźwiecka (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Data selection criteria for determination of NEMA characteristics for J-PET detector"
15:50 - 16:10 Muhsin Mohammed (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Imaging of the cylindrical Phantom with the J-PET tomograph"
16:10 - 16:40Discussion session over coffee
16:40 - 17:10 Jan Gajewski (Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences)
"Implementation and validation of clinical proton beam model in GATE and GPU-accelerated MC code Fred for quality assurance and detector development applications"
17:10 - 17:30 Magdalena Garbacz
"Clinical validation of Fred Monte Carlo code in Krakow proton beam therapy centre"
17:30 - 18:00 Jakub Baran (Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences)
"Feasibility study of the JPET technology for the proton beam range verification in proton radiotherapy - preliminary results"
18:00 - 18:20 Aleksandra Wrońska (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"On-line monitoring of deposited dose distribution in proton therapy using heavy scintillation fibres"
Thursday 13.9.2018 (hall A-2-04)

Session no. 9
Medical imaging

  Chairperson: Steven Bass
10:00 - 10:30 Bożena Zgardzińska (Maria Curie Skłodowska University)
"Positronium probe in the human tissue research"
10:30 - 11:00 Bożena Jasińska (Maria Curie Skłodowska University)
"New method of medical imaging based on 3gamma/2gamma annihilation"
11:00 - 11:30 Ewa Stępień (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Melanoma cell lines as a model for experimental radiation therapy – new approaches in biomarkers"
11:30 - 11:55 Agnieszka Kamińska (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Culture and cryo-preservation of melanoma cells for PALS measurements - biomedical study"
11:55 - 12:25Discussion session over coffee

Session no. 10
Medical imaging and therapy

  Chairperson: Catalina Curceanu
12:25 - 12:50 Kamil Dulski (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Studies of the positronium life-time with the J-PET tomograph"
12:50 - 13:15 Ewelina Kubicz (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Studies of positronium atoms in cardiac myxoma tumors and cultured cell lines - biomedical application of PALS"
13:15 - 13:45 Elżbieta Łuczyńska (Maria Skłodowska-Curie Institute of Oncology)
"Extent of Disease/ Management Decisions New Tools"
13:45 - 13:50
"Closing of the symposium"
13:50   ⟶   Conference photo
14:00 - 15:00LUNCH  
17:00Departure to BARNPARTY (↪ see details)
Friday 14.9.2018 (hall A-2-04)
11:00 - 11:30COFFEE A PRIORI  

Session no. 11
BNCT symposium

  Chairperson: Ewa Stępień and Michał Silarski
11:30 - 11:45Opening by
prof. dr. hab. Mariusz Sadzikowski
Vice-dean of the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków
11:45 - 12:10 Zbigniew Leśnikowski
"Boron loaded nucleosides and nucleic acids as potential boron carriers for BNCT"
12:10 - 12:35 Paweł Olko (Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences)
"Nanoparticles for enhancement of effectivness of proton radiotherapy"
12:35 - 13:00 Jan Stanek (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Electronic and dynamic iron states in metal boranes"
13:00   ⟶   Conference photo
13:10 - 14:30LUNCH  

Session no. 12

  Chairperson: Jan Stanek
14:30 - 14:55 Bartosz Leszczyński (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Micro-CT analysis of tumor angiogenesis in chicken embryos"
14:55 - 15:20 Pablo Cirrone (INFN-LNS Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics)
"The Proton Boron Capture Therapy: a new proton therapy enhancement technique"
15:20 - 15:45 Edyta Michaś (National Centre for Nuclear Research)
"Research station for the boron neutron capture therapy at the Maria research reactor (Poland) and interdyscyplinary approach to the therapy"
15:45 - 16:15Discussion session over coffee

Session no. 13
NeoBor internal meeting

16:15 - 19:00
"NeoBor internal meeting"
Saturday 15.9.2018 (hall A-2-04)

Session no. 14

  Chairperson: Michał Silarski
10:00 - 10:25 Igor Kadenko (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv)
"Generation of quasi-Maxwellian neutron spectra for BCNT application"
10:25 - 10:50 Vahagn Ivanyan
"The possibility of appropriate neutron beam achievement for medical purposes by GEANT4 simulations"
10:50 - 11:20Discussion session over coffee
11:20 - 11:45 Anzori Georgadze (Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research)
"Modular Detector for the Gamma-Neutron Imaging"
11:45 - 12:10 Antoni Ruciński (Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences)
"Range monitoring techniques in charged particle therapy"
12:10 - 12:30 Adam Konefał (University of Silesia)
"The dose enhancement obtained by placing gold atoms and gold nanoparticles in the target volume in high-energy X-ray treatment"
12:30 - 14:00LUNCH  

Session no. 15
Neutrons in homeland security

14:00 - 14:25 Michał Silarski (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
"Status of the SABAT project"
14:25 - 14:50 Paweł Sibczyński (National Centre for Nuclear Research)
"Monte Carlo N-Particle simulations of SABAT underwater chemical threats detection system using neutron activation analysis"
14:50 - 15:15 Sławomir Tadeja (University of Cambridge)
"Computer graphics methods for Monte Carlo simulations of underwater threat detection system (SABAT)"

Session no. 16
Young scientists poster session

15:15 - 16:20
"Young scientists poster session + coffee"