New Detectors for Small Animal SPECT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,998.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-09ER85378
Award Id:
94627
Agency Tracking Number:
91190
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073804411
Principal Investigator:
LeonardCirignano
Mr.
(617) 668-6800
LCirignano@RMDINC.COM
Business Contact:
GeraldEntine
Dr.
(617) 668-6800
NMarshall@RMDInc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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