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A Fast, High Luminosity Scintillator for PET

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
71347
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
EB004290
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street Watertown, MA 02472-4699
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: A Fast, High Luminosity Scintillator for PET
Agency: HHS
Contract: 4R44EB004290-02
Award Amount: $356,136.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging modality that makes use of a range of positron-emitting tracers to provide images that reflect different parameters relevant to tumor biology. Tumor cells generally differ from normal cells in many respects, including rates of glucose utilization, proliferation and protein synthesis. PET tracers such as glucose and thymidine analogs, and amino acids, generally show high uptake in tumor cells. Indeed, whole-body PET imaging with 18Ffluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is now a well established diagnostic procedure that is used for staging and assisting in management choices of patients with many different types of cancers. Recent developments in PET technology are leading towards more specialized PET systems, particularly for breast imaging and applications in breast cancer. The motivation is to obtain better performance at a lower cost than with conventional whole-body PET scanners. It is clear that PET technology is playing a prominent and an increasingly visible role in modem cancer research and clinical diagnosis. However, there is urgent need for improvement in PET instrumentation in order to exploit the full potential of this powerful imaging modality. The goal of the proposed effort is to investigate crystals of a new promising scintillator for PET imaging.

Principal Investigator:

Gerald Entine
6179261167
GENTINE@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