New X rays sources based on the inverse Compton scattering process are under development or already operational. Their beam quality is comparable to that available at modern synchrotron light sources. The moderate footprint and financial involvment makes them suitable for clinical use.
The first session will compare some of them with an emphasis on their possible use for medical applications. Location: sala Ulisse, Accademia delle Scienze, Via Zamboni 31.
The second session will present results obtained on preclinical and clinical images with ELETTRA synchrotron light source and the compact CLS source at Munich and techniques developed to improve the image quality, in particular for soft tissues and cartilages. This session is specially addressed to physicians whose expectations are crucial to the development of future sources. Location: Aula Anfiteatro, Centro di Ricerca Codivilla Putti, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Via di Barbiano 1/10.