An Efficient, Solid State Detector for Nuclear Medicine

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84430
Agency Tracking Number: 80498S06-I
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: 10
Solitcitation Number: DE-FG01-05ER05-28
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
 Michael Squillante
 (617) 668-6808
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Title: Dr.
Phone: (617) 668-6800
Research Institution
Nuclear medicine techniques such as Positron Emission Tomography and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography have become powerful new tools in imaging biological processes in small laboratory animals. However, the performance of these systems is often limited by the properties of the detectors available at present. This project will investigate a new solid state detector, which appears to be very promising due to its high efficiency, signal to noise ratio, and possibility of excellent energy resolution. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of applying the new solid state detectors towards small animal imaging. Single crystals of the proposed material will be grown, a detector will be fabricated, and its performance will be evaluated. Energy and timing resolution studies will be conducted. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the Applicant: Over and above the use in nuclear medicine, the new detectors should find use in particle physics, homeland defense, geological exploration, industrial imaging, and nuclear remediation.

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