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High Resolution Gamma Camera

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66132
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
EB000133
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Constellation Technology
7887 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 100 Largo, FL 33777-1452
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: High Resolution Gamma Camera
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43EB000133-01A2
Award Amount: $135,870.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A pixilated, solid-state, high-resolution Positron Emission Tomography (PET) detector with individual readout for each pixel and higher efficiency for 511 keV photons than currently available PET detectors will be developed. Recent improvements in Constellation's mercuric iodide detector technology have lead to the production of 10 mm-thick detectors and pixilated detectors, which also provide depth-of-interaction information. Intrinsic spatial resolution of 1 mm is now possible with these new mercuric iodide detectors while retaining high efficiency. Increased spatial resolution is particularly important in the application of PET imaging to smaller living systems (e.g. mice used in research labs) or to detect smaller lesions (e.g. small tumors). Mercuric iodide detectors also provide improved spectral resolution by allowing discrimination between the two types of full energy events; photoelectric events deposit all of their energy in a single location while Compton scattering followed by absorption deposits the energy in multiple locations. Phase 1 results will demonstrate the feasibility and performance of the new detector technology. In Phase 2, a prototype coincidence detector will be constructed for clinical evaluation.

Principal Investigator:

Anatoli Arodzero
7275470600
zrodzero@contech.com

Business Contact:

David Oltman
7275470600
OLTMAND@CONTECH.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

CONSTELLATION TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
CONSTELLATION TECHNOLOGY CORP 7887 BRYAN DIARY RD, STE 100 LARGO, FL 33777

EIN/Tax ID: 593582307
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No