New Detectors for Small Animal SPECT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85378
Agency Tracking Number: 91190
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: 40 b
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000350
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
DUNS: 073804411
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Leonard Cirignano
 (617) 668-6800
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Title: Dr.
Phone: (617) 668-6800
Research Institution
Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) has become a powerful new tool in imaging biological processes in small laboratory animals. However, the performance of this modality is limited by the properties of the detectors available at present. This project will investigate a new solid state detector that appears to be very promising due to its high efficiency, high signal-to-noise ratio and the possibility of excellent energy resolution. In Phase I, large crystals of the new material will be grown, detectors will be fabricated, and their properties will be examined for eventual use in small animal SPECT imaging. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee Over and above the use in nuclear medicine, the new detectors should be applicable to particle physics, homeland defense, geological exploration, industrial imaging, and nuclear remediation

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