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High Performance Small Animal SPECT Imager

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
68560
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
75438S04-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-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: High Performance Small Animal SPECT Imager
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-04ER84055
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

75438-With the ever-increasing number of human diseases being modeled in small animals such as mice and rats, the high resolution radionuclide imaging (such as SPECT, single photon emission computed tomography) of these small animals is required. Clinical SPECT scanners used for human imaging are bulky, expensive, and do not have adequate spatial resolution for small animal studies. Dedicated, low-cost instruments are required for conducting small animal studies with higher resolution than currently achievable with clinical SPECT scanners. This project will develop a new approach for designing a high resolution, low cost SPECT system. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of producing a high resolution, low cost detector module for small animal SPECT imaging. Construction and extensive evaluation of the module is planned for the Phase I research. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The proposed detector technology should be very promising for SPECT and other medical imaging modalities such as positron emission tomography. It also will be applicable in nuclear and high energy physics, astronomy, diffraction, non-destructive studies, and safeguards.

Principal Investigator:

Kanai S. Shah
Mr.
6176686855
kshah@rmdinc.com

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
Dr.
6176686800
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