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Title: Compact conscious animal positron emission tomography scanner

Abstract

A method of serially transferring annihilation information in a compact positron emission tomography (PET) scanner includes generating a time signal for an event, generating an address signal representing a detecting channel, generating a detector channel signal including the time and address signals, and generating a composite signal including the channel signal and similarly generated signals. The composite signal includes events from detectors in a block and is serially output. An apparatus that serially transfers annihilation information from a block includes time signal generators for detectors in a block and an address and channel signal generator. The PET scanner includes a ring tomograph that mounts onto a portion of an animal, which includes opposing block pairs. Each of the blocks in a block pair includes a scintillator layer, detection array, front-end array, and a serial encoder. The serial encoder includes time signal generators and an address signal and channel signal generator.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. Bellport, NY
  2. Setauket, NY
  3. Sound Beach, NY
  4. Stony Brook, NY
  5. Chevy Chase, MD
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1033756
Patent Number(s):
7126126
Application Number:
10/687,797
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
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:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Schyler, David J, O'Connor, Paul, Woody, Craig, Junnarkar, Sachin Shrirang, Radeka, Veljko, Vaska, Paul, Pratte, Jean-Francois, and Volkow, Nora. Compact conscious animal positron emission tomography scanner. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Schyler, David J, O'Connor, Paul, Woody, Craig, Junnarkar, Sachin Shrirang, Radeka, Veljko, Vaska, Paul, Pratte, Jean-Francois, & Volkow, Nora. Compact conscious animal positron emission tomography scanner. United States.
Schyler, David J, O'Connor, Paul, Woody, Craig, Junnarkar, Sachin Shrirang, Radeka, Veljko, Vaska, Paul, Pratte, Jean-Francois, and Volkow, Nora. Tue . "Compact conscious animal positron emission tomography scanner". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1033756.
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