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Title: Compact and mobile high resolution PET brain imager

Abstract

A brain imager includes a compact ring-like static PET imager mounted in a helmet-like structure. When attached to a patient's head, the helmet-like brain imager maintains the relative head-to-imager geometry fixed through the whole imaging procedure. The brain imaging helmet contains radiation sensors and minimal front-end electronics. A flexible mechanical suspension/harness system supports the weight of the helmet thereby allowing for patient to have limited movements of the head during imaging scans. The compact ring-like PET imager enables very high resolution imaging of neurological brain functions, cancer, and effects of trauma using a rather simple mobile scanner with limited space needs for use and storage.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Yorktown, VA
  2. Newport News, VA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Jefferson Science Associates LLC (Newport News, VA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1015334
Patent Number(s):
7884331
Application Number:
US Patent Application 12/284,285
Assignee:
Jefferson Science Associates LLC (Newport News, VA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61B - DIAGNOSIS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Majewski, Stanislaw, and Proffitt, James. Compact and mobile high resolution PET brain imager. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Majewski, Stanislaw, & Proffitt, James. Compact and mobile high resolution PET brain imager. United States.
Majewski, Stanislaw, and Proffitt, James. Tue . "Compact and mobile high resolution PET brain imager". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1015334.
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