Axisymmetric, Emittance-Compensated Electron Gun

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-01ER83275
Agency Tracking Number: 65689S01-I
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Geraldine Entine
 President
 (617) 926-1167
 gentine@rmdinc.com
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Title: President
Phone: (617) 926-1167
Email: gentine@rmdinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
65689 For an increasing number of human diseases, smaller animals such as mice and rats can serve as effective models. Accordingly, high-resolution radionuclide imaging, such as positron emission tomography (PET), of small animals can contribute unique information. However, clinical PET scanners used for human imaging are bulky and expensive, and do not have adequate spatial resolution for small animal studies. Dedicated, low cost instruments are required for these small animal studies, with higher spatial resolution than currently achieved with clinical PET scanners. This project will produce a high resolution, low-cost detector module for small animal PET imaging. The construction and extensive evaluation of a PET module is planned for Phase I. Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by awardee: The detector technology should be very promising for PET and other medical imaging modalities such as SPECT and, possibly, CT. It will also be applicable in nuclear and high energy physics, astronomy, diffraction, non-destructive studies, safeguards, and bore hole logging.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government