A New Scintillator for Nuclear Medicine Imaging

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$854,969.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
2R44EB000477-02
Award Id:
60647
Agency Tracking Number:
EB000477
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:
KANAISHAH
(617) 668-6855
KSHAH@RMDINC.COM
Business Contact:
GERALDENTINE
(617) 926-1167
GENTINE@RMDINC.COM
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Nuclear medicine imaging modalities such as single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) are powerful, non-invasive medical imaging techniques that provide an image of the three dimensional distribution of a radionuclide in any slice through an organ under study in the body. These images allow investigation of metabolism in the region being studied and are a useful tool for understanding the functioning of the organs, as well as diagnosis symptoms of diseases such as cancer, myocardial ischemia, Alzheimer's disease, head trauma, and stroke. At present, the performance of SPECT and PET systems is often limited by the scintillation detectors used in these systems. The goal of the proposed effort is to investigate a new promising scintillator for nuclear medicine applications such as PET and SPECT imaging.

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