New generation camera for thyroid gland and small organs imaging by nuclear medicine methods
The project is part of the 1. Public contest for industrial and experimental development program TREND organized by TAČR. It took the 11. place amongst all 396 projects submitted in this contest. The project will be scheduled for 4 years and it was started in 2020.
The consortium was established upon the previous long-term cooperation of all the incorporated companies.
Advacam s.r.o. is the leader of the project, it experienced several successfully finished projects in the past not only in Czech Republic, but in international scale as well. ADVACAM is responsible for the part dedicated to the development of the detectors and advanced imaging methods.
Members of the consortium are:
The main goal of the project is development of the new generation mobile robotic imaging camera prototype for thyroid gland and small organs imaging by nuclear medicine methods in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in human medicine.
ThyroPIX will bring an efficient instrument to meet the 2018/02 implemented EU ordinance 2013/59/EURATOM requirements on radiation therapy planning and verification which is problematical in nuclear medicine methods.
The major concern in design and development will be payed to elimination of known limitations and disadvantages which prevents the therapeutic centers to meet the requirements of the legislations which will consequently enable to apply principals of personalized medicine in administrations of the therapeutic radio-pharmaceuticals.
The main advantages of innovative camera ThyroPIX are:
Strategy of the consortium Radalytica, Advacam, CMI, UH Motol a CAPI is development of advanced imaging system dedicated primarily to thyroid gland monitoring
Before the administration of therapeutic radioiodine
during the treatment
and after radioiodine treatment
Illustrative concept of ThyroPIX camera
1. mobile base with IT and peripheries for robot motion control and acquisition parameters setting
2. robotic arm Universal Robots UR5 with safety sensors and optical system
3. hybrid pixel detector for photons detection
By final product our consortium understands the advanced camera integrating two highly innovative elements:
ThyroPIX will be equipped also with:
Developed camera will be intended as
Thanks to flexibility and automatic robotic arm positioning the patient can sit on the chair or lie down in bed win his hospital room without the need of his transportation preventing radioactive contamination. Furthermore, the constant positioning assures the correct evaluation of repeated measurements and the trend curves delineation.
The preparation for IIa risk classification healthcare device certification is also part of the project.