High Performance, Low Cost Scintillators for PET

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85388
Agency Tracking Number: 91191
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 40 b
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-08ER08-34
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
DUNS: 073804411
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles Brecher
 Dr.
 (617) 668-6956
 CBrecher@RMDINC.COM
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Title: Dr.
Phone: (617) 668-6800
Email: NMarshall@RMDInc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Scintillation detectors, which consist of inorganic scintillation crystals coupled to photomultiplier tubes (PMTs), are an important element of medical imaging applications such as positron emission tomography (PET). However, both the performance and cost-effectiveness of these systems is limited by the properties of the scintillation detectors available at present. This project will investigate a new class of scintillation materials that can be produced using a low cost fabrication approach. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed approach. Samples of these scintillators will be produced, and their performance will be evaluated. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee Over and above use in medical imaging, the new scintillators should be commercially applicable to NDE, bore hole logging, industrial CT imaging, X-ray instrumentation, and materials analysis

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