High Performance Pet Detector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER83762
Agency Tracking Number: 72199S03-I
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kanai Shah
 (617) 926-1167
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Phone: (617) 926-1167
Email: GEntine@rmdinc.com
Research Institution
72199S03-I Proton Emission Tomography (PET) is a powerful imaging tool that can provide diagnosis for symptoms of diseases such as Alzheimer¿s, cancer, head trauma, and stroke. The performance of current clinical PET systems is limited by available detector technology. An urgent need exists to improve the PET instrumentation in order to exploit the full potential of this promising technique. This project will investigate a new design of a PET detector module that promises to provide high spatial resolution and high sensitivity at modest cost. Phase I will demonstrate feasibility by construction and evaluating the high resolution, low cost detector module for PET imaging. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: The proposed detector technology should be very promising for PET and other medical imaging modalities such as single photon emission computed tomography. It will also be applicable in nuclear and high energy physics, astronomy, diffraction, non-destructive studies, safeguards, and bore hole logging.

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