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Title: Transverse section radionuclide scanning system

Abstract

This invention provides a transverse section radionuclide scanning system for high-sensitivity quantification of brain radioactivity in cross-section picture format in order to permit accurate assessment of regional brain function localized in three-dimensions. High sensitivity crucially depends on overcoming the heretofore known raster type scanning, which requires back and forth detector movement involving dead-time or partial enclosure of the scan field. Accordingly, this invention provides a detector array having no back and forth movement by interlaced detectors that enclose the scan field and rotate as an integral unit around one axis of rotation in a slip ring that continuously transmits the detector data by means of laser emitting diodes, with the advantages that increased amounts of data can be continuously collected, processed and displayed with increased sensitivity according to a suitable computer program.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Rosemont, PA)
  2. (Plymouth Township, PA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia (USA). Dept. of Radiology
OSTI Identifier:
862601
Patent Number(s):
US 3970853
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(11-1)-3399
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
transverse; section; radionuclide; scanning; provides; high-sensitivity; quantification; brain; radioactivity; cross-section; picture; format; permit; accurate; assessment; regional; function; localized; three-dimensions; sensitivity; crucially; depends; overcoming; heretofore; raster; type; requires; forth; detector; movement; involving; dead-time; partial; enclosure; scan; field; accordingly; array; interlaced; detectors; enclose; rotate; integral; unit; axis; rotation; slip; continuously; transmits; data; means; laser; emitting; diodes; advantages; increased; amounts; collected; processed; displayed; according; suitable; computer; emitting diodes; emitting diode; increased sensitivity; detector array; integral unit; radionuclide scanning; section radionuclide; permit accurate; transverse section; increased amounts; increased amount; /250/378/

Citation Formats

Kuhl, David E., and Edwards, Roy Q. Transverse section radionuclide scanning system. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Kuhl, David E., & Edwards, Roy Q. Transverse section radionuclide scanning system. United States.
Kuhl, David E., and Edwards, Roy Q. Thu . "Transverse section radionuclide scanning system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862601.
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title = {Transverse section radionuclide scanning system},
author = {Kuhl, David E. and Edwards, Roy Q.},
abstractNote = {This invention provides a transverse section radionuclide scanning system for high-sensitivity quantification of brain radioactivity in cross-section picture format in order to permit accurate assessment of regional brain function localized in three-dimensions. High sensitivity crucially depends on overcoming the heretofore known raster type scanning, which requires back and forth detector movement involving dead-time or partial enclosure of the scan field. Accordingly, this invention provides a detector array having no back and forth movement by interlaced detectors that enclose the scan field and rotate as an integral unit around one axis of rotation in a slip ring that continuously transmits the detector data by means of laser emitting diodes, with the advantages that increased amounts of data can be continuously collected, processed and displayed with increased sensitivity according to a suitable computer program.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1976},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1976}
}

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