High Resolution Positron Emission Mammography

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$1,049,938.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
2R44CA094385-03
Award Id:
59823
Agency Tracking Number:
CA094385
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES INC, 44 HUNT ST, WATERTOWN, MA, 02472
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
GERALD ENTINE
(617) 926-1167
GENTINE@RMDINC.COM
Business Contact:
GERALD ENTINE
(617) 926-1167
GENTINE@RMDINC.COM
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging technology that makes use of a range of positron-labeled tracers to provide images that reflect different parameters relevant to tumor biology. Recent developments in PET technology are leading towards more specialized PET systems, particularly for breast imaging and applications in breast cancer. Encouraging preliminary studies have been carried using whole-body PET scanners and while data from these studies has been most encouraging, it has also been recognized that currently available nuclear imaging instrumentation, such as whole-body PET systems, are not ideally suited for direct imaging of the breast. For this reason, there is a strong interest in developing dedicated gamma-ray imaging instrumentation optimized for breast imaging. In the proposed effort, we plan to investigate a novel approach to build a high resolution PET imager for breast cancer imaging which has ability to determine depth of interaction. High sensitivity, high resolution and compact design are additional advantages of the proposed design.

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