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Title: Combined PET/MRI scanner

Abstract

A combined PET/MRI scanner generally includes a magnet for producing a magnetic field suitable for magnetic resonance imaging, a radiofrequency (RF) coil disposed within the magnetic field produced by the magnet and a ring tomograph disposed within the magnetic field produced by the magnet. The ring tomograph includes a scintillator layer for outputting at least one photon in response to an annihilation event, a detection array coupled to the scintillator layer for detecting the at least one photon outputted by the scintillator layer and for outputting a detection signal in response to the detected photon and a front-end electronic array coupled to the detection array for receiving the detection signal, wherein the front-end array has a preamplifier and a shaper network for conditioning the detection signal.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [1]
  1. Bellport, NY
  2. Setauket, NY
  3. Miller Place, NY
  4. Sound Beach, NY
  5. Wading River, NY
  6. Stony Brook, NY
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
919067
Patent Number(s):
7,286,867
Application Number:
10/966,412
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Schlyer, David, Woody, Craig L, Rooney, William, Vaska, Paul, Stoll, Sean, Pratte, Jean-Francois, and O'Connor, Paul. Combined PET/MRI scanner. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Schlyer, David, Woody, Craig L, Rooney, William, Vaska, Paul, Stoll, Sean, Pratte, Jean-Francois, & O'Connor, Paul. Combined PET/MRI scanner. United States.
Schlyer, David, Woody, Craig L, Rooney, William, Vaska, Paul, Stoll, Sean, Pratte, Jean-Francois, and O'Connor, Paul. Tue . "Combined PET/MRI scanner". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/919067.
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abstractNote = {A combined PET/MRI scanner generally includes a magnet for producing a magnetic field suitable for magnetic resonance imaging, a radiofrequency (RF) coil disposed within the magnetic field produced by the magnet and a ring tomograph disposed within the magnetic field produced by the magnet. The ring tomograph includes a scintillator layer for outputting at least one photon in response to an annihilation event, a detection array coupled to the scintillator layer for detecting the at least one photon outputted by the scintillator layer and for outputting a detection signal in response to the detected photon and a front-end electronic array coupled to the detection array for receiving the detection signal, wherein the front-end array has a preamplifier and a shaper network for conditioning the detection signal.},
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