High Resolution Scintillators for SPECT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85176
Agency Tracking Number: N/A
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 18 b
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
DUNS: 073804411
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gerald Entine
 (617) 668-6800
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Title: Dr.
Phone: (617) 668-6800
Email: GEntine@RMDInc.com
Research Institution
Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is a powerful, noninvasive medical imaging modality that mathematically reconstructs the three dimensional distribution of a radionuclide throughout the body of a human patient or research animal. At present, the performance of available SPECT systems is limited by current detector technology. This project will investigate new gamma-ray detectors that have the potential to provide excellent energy resolution, an important requirement in SPECT. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of producing such detectors with high energy resolution. Optimization of the detector, including scale-up and implementation, is planned for Phase II effort. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The proposed detector technology should be very promising for clinical SPECT applications for medical imaging. It also should be applicable to many other gamma-ray imaging systems for astronomy, nondestructive studies, and nuclear non-proliferation.

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