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A NEW SCINTILLATOR FOR RADIONUCLIDE IMAGING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60647
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
EB000477
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-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: A NEW SCINTILLATOR FOR RADIONUCLIDE IMAGING
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43EB000477-01
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant):Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) is a powerful, non-invasive medical imaging technique which provides an image of the three-dimensional distribution of radionuclide in any slice through an organ under study in the body. These images allow investigation of metabolism in the region being studied and are also a useful tool for understanding the functioning of the organs, as well as diagnosing symptoms of diseases such as cancer, myocardial ischemia, Alzheimer's disease, head trauma, and stroke. Scintillation crystals (such as NaI:TI) coupled to photomultiplier tubes are typically used as detectors in SPECT systems and the imaging performance of the system is often limited by the characteristics of the available scintillation materials. In order to overcome the limitations in the existing detectors, the goal of the proposed research is to investigate a promising new scintillation material which shows higher light output, faster response, and higher stopping efficiency compared to NaI(T1) crystals. The Phase I project will be aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of producing large crystals of the new scintillation material and applying such crystals to radionuclide imaging.

Principal Investigator:

Kanai S. Shah
6179261167
KSHAH@RMDINC.COM

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
6179261167
GENTINE@RMDINC.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, INC.
RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES INC 44 HUNT ST WATERTOWN, MA 02472

EIN/Tax ID: 042546395
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No