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Title: High-resolution single photon planar and spect imaging of brain and neck employing a system of two co-registered opposed gamma imaging heads

Abstract

A compact, mobile, dedicated SPECT brain imager that can be easily moved to the patient to provide in-situ imaging, especially when the patient cannot be moved to the Nuclear Medicine imaging center. As a result of the widespread availability of single photon labeled biomarkers, the SPECT brain imager can be used in many locations, including remote locations away from medical centers. The SPECT imager improves the detection of gamma emission from the patient's head and neck area with a large field of view. Two identical lightweight gamma imaging detector heads are mounted to a rotating gantry and precisely mechanically co-registered to each other at 180 degrees. A unique imaging algorithm combines the co-registered images from the detector heads and provides several SPECT tomographic reconstructions of the imaged object thereby improving the diagnostic quality especially in the case of imaging requiring higher spatial resolution and sensitivity at the same time.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Yorktown, VA
  2. Newport News, VA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1034323
Patent Number(s):
8,071,949
Application Number:
12/321,667
Assignee:
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (Newport News, VA) TJNAF
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Citation Formats

Majewski, Stanislaw, and Proffitt, James. High-resolution single photon planar and spect imaging of brain and neck employing a system of two co-registered opposed gamma imaging heads. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Majewski, Stanislaw, & Proffitt, James. High-resolution single photon planar and spect imaging of brain and neck employing a system of two co-registered opposed gamma imaging heads. United States.
Majewski, Stanislaw, and Proffitt, James. Tue . "High-resolution single photon planar and spect imaging of brain and neck employing a system of two co-registered opposed gamma imaging heads". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1034323.
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abstractNote = {A compact, mobile, dedicated SPECT brain imager that can be easily moved to the patient to provide in-situ imaging, especially when the patient cannot be moved to the Nuclear Medicine imaging center. As a result of the widespread availability of single photon labeled biomarkers, the SPECT brain imager can be used in many locations, including remote locations away from medical centers. The SPECT imager improves the detection of gamma emission from the patient's head and neck area with a large field of view. Two identical lightweight gamma imaging detector heads are mounted to a rotating gantry and precisely mechanically co-registered to each other at 180 degrees. A unique imaging algorithm combines the co-registered images from the detector heads and provides several SPECT tomographic reconstructions of the imaged object thereby improving the diagnostic quality especially in the case of imaging requiring higher spatial resolution and sensitivity at the same time.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
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