Fast, High Resolution Pet Detector

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-03ER83761
Agency Tracking Number:
72085S03-I
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Gerald Entine
(617) 926-1167
GEntie@rmdinc.com
Business Contact:
Gerald Entine
(617) 926-1167
GEntie@rmdinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
72085S03-I Proton Emission Technology (PET) is a powerful imaging tool that can provide diagnosis for symptoms of diseases such as Alzheimer¿s, cancer, head trauma, and stroke. However, the performance of current clinical PET systems is limited by available detector technology, and improved PET instrumentation will be needed to exploit the full potential of this promising technique. This project will investigate a new detector material for PET with fast response and high energy resolution. The new detector not only would significantly reduce scatter and random errors, the main limitations in three-dimensional PET, but also would make time-of-flight PET a possibility. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of producing a high resolution, fast detector for PET. Simulations and extensive characterization of the detector will be conducted. 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. It should also be applicable in nuclear and high energy physics, astronomy, diffraction, non-destructive studies, safeguards, and bore hole logging.

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