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High Performance PET Detector

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61579
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
72199S03-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt St. Watertown, MA 02472-4699
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: High Performance PET Detector
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER83761
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

72199-Proton Emission Tomography (PET) is a powerful imaging tool that can provide diagnosis for symptoms of diseases such as Alzheimer┬┐s, cancer, head trauma, and stroke. The performance of current clinical PET systems is limited by available detector technology. An urgent need exists to improve the PET instrumentation in order to exploit the full potential of this promising technique. This project will investigate a new design of PET detectors that promises to provide high spatial resolution, high sensitivity, and depth-of-interaction (DOI) information. The cost of the proposed detectors is also expected to be modest. Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of producing high resolution, low cost detector modules for PET imaging. In addition, a PET module was constructed and extensively evaluated. Phase II will fabricate a high performance, bench-top PET system for brain imaging. The system will provide high resolution and high sensitivity, and will have the capability to estimate DOI. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: The proposed detector technology should be very promising for clinical, dedicated organ and small animal PET imaging, as well as for other medical imaging modalities such as SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography). Other applications include nuclear and high energy physics, astronomy, diffraction, non-destructive studies, and nuclear non-proliferation and safeguards.

Principal Investigator:

Kanai S. Shah
Mr.
6179261167
kshah@rmdinc.com

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
Dr.
6179261167
gentine@rmdinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street Suite 200 Watertown, MA 02472

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