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A TWO-DIMENSIONAL PHOTON-COUNTING POSITION ENCODER IS PROPOSED FOR POSITION…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3284
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3284
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CTI SERVICES, INC.
810 INNOVATION DR KNOXVILLE, TN 37932
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: A TWO-DIMENSIONAL PHOTON-COUNTING POSITION ENCODER IS PROPOSED FOR POSITION EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY (PET) 1.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

A TWO-DIMENSIONAL PHOTON-COUNTING POSITION ENCODER IS PROPOSED FOR POSITION EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY (PET) 1. A METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF PHOTONS FROM BISMUTH GERMANATE SCINTILLATORS, 2. THE USE OF ALL-DIGITAL PHOTON COUNTING FOR PROCESSING THE PHOTOMULTIPLIER SIGNAL, AND 3. THE USE OF PATTERN RECOGNITION TO ENCODE POSITION. THE NEW DETECTOR IS EXPECTED TO REDUCE THE COST OF THIS PORTION OF THE PET SCANNER BY APPROXIMATELY A FACTOR OF EIGHT. THE COST REDUCTION ANTICIPATED FOR A TYPICAL FOUR-RING CAMERA WILL BE IN THE RANGE OF $600,000 TO $1,000,000, WHICH IS 2040 PERCENT OF THE COST OF THE PET SCANNER. IN ADDITION TO THE POTENTIAL COST SAVINGS OF THIS NEW APPROACH, THE PHOTON DIVISION TECHNIQUE WILL ALLOW ONE TO OBTAIN 23MM POSITION RESOLUTION IN TWO DIMENSIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Ronald nutt
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
6159667539

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Computer Technology & Imaging,
215 Center Park Drive,\suite 1 500 Knoxville, TN 37922

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No