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A NEW TWO-DIMENSIONAL POSITION ENCODER FOR POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY (PET)-

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2537
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2537
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: A NEW TWO-DIMENSIONAL POSITION ENCODER FOR POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY (PET)-
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

A NEW TWO-DIMENSIONAL POSITION ENCODER IS PLANNED FOR PET WITH POSITION RESOLUTION BETTER THAN 3 MM. THE NEW DETECTOR INCLUDES 32 BISMUTH GERMANATE (BGO) SCINTIL- LATION CRYSTALS MOUNTED ON A LIGHT GUIDE. THE LIGHT GUIDE PROVIDES A SQUARE ROOT SEPARATION OF THE LIGHT DISTRIBUTED FROM EACH CRYSTAL. THE LIGHT FROM THE LIGHT GUIDE IS DETECTED BY TWO DUAL HAMAMATSU PHOTO- MULTIPLIER TUBES (R1548) THAT ARE ONE INCH SQUARE. THE SIGNAL FROM EACH PHOTOMULTIPLIER IS PROCESSED THROUGH THE ENCODING ELECTRONICS TO PRODUCE A DIGITAL SIGNAL INDICATING A SIGNAL POSITION (1 OUT OF 32) FOR EACH 511 KEV GAMMA RAY IMPINGING ON THE DETECTOR. THE DIMENSIONS OF EACH OF THE 32 CRYSTALS ARE NOMINALLY 3 X 12 X 30 MM. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE DETECTOR, INCLUDING CRYSTALS, LIGHT GUIDE, PHOTOMULTIPLIER, AND ELECTRONICS FOR THE 32-CRYSTAL ARRAY WILL COST $2,500 COMPARED TO THE ACTUAL COST OF $15,000 FOR 32 INDIVIDUAL CRYSTALS, PHOTOMULTIPLIERS, AND SETS OF ELECTRONICS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Ronald Nutt
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Computer Technology & Imaging
215 Center Park Drive Knoxville, TN 37922

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