High Performance, Low Cost Scintillators for PET

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,996.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-09ER85388
Agency Tracking Number:
91191
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
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073804411
Principal Investigator:
Charles Brecher
Dr.
(617) 668-6956
CBrecher@RMDINC.COM
Business Contact:
Gerald Entine
Dr.
(617) 668-6800
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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