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Title: Mini gamma camera, camera system and method of use

Abstract

A gamma camera comprising essentially and in order from the front outer or gamma ray impinging surface: 1) a collimator, 2) a scintillator layer, 3) a light guide, 4) an array of position sensitive, high resolution photomultiplier tubes, and 5) printed circuitry for receipt of the output of the photomultipliers. There is also described, a system wherein the output supplied by the high resolution, position sensitive photomultipiler tubes is communicated to: a) a digitizer and b) a computer where it is processed using advanced image processing techniques and a specific algorithm to calculate the center of gravity of any abnormality observed during imaging, and c) optional image display and telecommunications ports.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Grafton, VA
  2. Yorktown, VA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SOUTHEASTERN UNIV RESCH ASSN
OSTI Identifier:
873918
Patent Number(s):
US 6271525
Assignee:
Southeastern University Research Assn. (Newport News, VA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84ER40150
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
mini; gamma; camera; method; comprising; essentially; front; outer; ray; impinging; surface; collimator; scintillator; layer; light; guide; array; position; sensitive; resolution; photomultiplier; tubes; printed; circuitry; receipt; output; photomultipliers; described; supplied; photomultipiler; communicated; digitizer; computer; processed; advanced; image; processing; techniques; specific; algorithm; calculate; center; gravity; abnormality; observed; imaging; optional; display; telecommunications; ports; gamma ray; position sensitive; printed circuit; photomultiplier tube; light guide; photomultiplier tubes; processing techniques; image processing; image display; gamma camera; multiplier tube; multiplier tubes; specific algorithm; solution ph; processing technique; /250/

Citation Formats

Majewski, Stanislaw, Weisenberger, Andrew G, and Wojcik, Randolph F. Mini gamma camera, camera system and method of use. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Majewski, Stanislaw, Weisenberger, Andrew G, & Wojcik, Randolph F. Mini gamma camera, camera system and method of use. United States.
Majewski, Stanislaw, Weisenberger, Andrew G, and Wojcik, Randolph F. 2001. "Mini gamma camera, camera system and method of use". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873918.
@article{osti_873918,
title = {Mini gamma camera, camera system and method of use},
author = {Majewski, Stanislaw and Weisenberger, Andrew G and Wojcik, Randolph F},
abstractNote = {A gamma camera comprising essentially and in order from the front outer or gamma ray impinging surface: 1) a collimator, 2) a scintillator layer, 3) a light guide, 4) an array of position sensitive, high resolution photomultiplier tubes, and 5) printed circuitry for receipt of the output of the photomultipliers. There is also described, a system wherein the output supplied by the high resolution, position sensitive photomultipiler tubes is communicated to: a) a digitizer and b) a computer where it is processed using advanced image processing techniques and a specific algorithm to calculate the center of gravity of any abnormality observed during imaging, and c) optional image display and telecommunications ports.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/873918}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {1}
}