High Resolution Scintillators for SPECT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Amount:
$99,998.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DE-FG02-08ER85176
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
18 b
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
073804411
Principal Investigator
 Gerald Entine
 Dr.
 (617) 668-6800
 GEntine@RMDInc.com
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Title: Dr.
Phone: (617) 668-6800
Email: GEntine@RMDInc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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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