High Resolution Scintillators for SPECT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,998.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-08ER85176
Agency Tracking Number:
n/a
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:
073804411
Principal Investigator:
Gerald Entine
Dr.
(617) 668-6800
GEntine@RMDInc.com
Business Contact:
Gerald Entine
Dr.
(617) 668-6800
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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