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An Efficient, Solid State Detector for Nuclear Medicine

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80474
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
80498S06-I
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: An Efficient, Solid State Detector for Nuclear Medicine
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84430
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Nuclear medicine techniques such as Positron Emission Tomography and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography have become powerful new tools in imaging biological processes in small laboratory animals. However, the performance of these systems is often limited by the properties of the detectors available at present. This project will investigate a new solid state detector, which appears to be very promising due to its high efficiency, signal to noise ratio, and possibility of excellent energy resolution. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of applying the new solid state detectors towards small animal imaging. Single crystals of the proposed material will be grown, a detector will be fabricated, and its performance will be evaluated. Energy and timing resolution studies will be conducted. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the Applicant: Over and above the use in nuclear medicine, the new detectors should find use in particle physics, homeland defense, geological exploration, industrial imaging, and nuclear remediation.

Principal Investigator:

Michael R. Squillante
Dr.
6176686808
MSquillante@rmdinc.com

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
Dr.
6176686800
GEntine@rmdinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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