February 2012 - A Brain-imaging Device
Invented at BNL Moves Closer to Market
SynchroPET, a Long Island startup company, has entered into an option agreement to commercialize a new small-scale, portable brain-imaging device invented by scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a Department of Energy laboratory. The miniaturization of a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner allows for a dynamic range of new applications, including integration with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and compact scanners that can be “worn” by fully conscious, active rats. These new ways to “see” inside the body offer the promise of a deeper understanding of the brain and the diseases that affect it and other organs.
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-This article was provided by Brookhaven National Laboratory.-