A NEW PHOTON DETECTOR FOR SINGLE PHOTON EMISSION COMPUTER TOMOGRAPHY AND POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6968
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
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Applied Research Corp.
8201 Corporate Dr #920, Landover, MD, 20785
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Andrzej K Drukier
 (301) 459-8442
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Abstract
DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL TYPE OF PARTICLE DETECTOR IS PLANNED BASED ON ENERGY-SENSITIVE SUPERCONDUCTING STRUCTURES. IN POSITRON EMISSON TOMOGRAPHY (PET)/SINGLE PHOTON EMISSION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (SPECT) APPLICATION IT PROMISES ORDER OF MAGNITUDE IMPROVEMENTS IN IMAGE QUALITY BECAUSE OF (1) SUBMILLIMETER SPATIAL RESOLUTION; (2) VERY FAST, SUBNANOSECOND READOUT; AND (3) VERY HIGH STOPPING POWER FOR HIGH ENERGY PHOTONS. THE POSSIBILITY OF DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW RING DETECTOR THAT FEATURES BOTH SPECT AND PET IMAGING CAPABILITY IS SUGGESTED.

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