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Title: Gamma-ray tracking method for pet systems

Abstract

Gamma-ray tracking methods for use with granular, position sensitive detectors identify the sequence of the interactions taking place in the detector and, hence, the position of the first interaction. The improved position resolution in finding the first interaction in the detection system determines a better definition of the direction of the gamma-ray photon, and hence, a superior source image resolution. A PET system using such a method will have increased efficiency and position resolution.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176341
Patent Number(s):
7732773
Application Number:
11/649,081
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
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:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Mihailescu, Lucian, and Vetter, Kai M. Gamma-ray tracking method for pet systems. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Mihailescu, Lucian, & Vetter, Kai M. Gamma-ray tracking method for pet systems. United States.
Mihailescu, Lucian, and Vetter, Kai M. Tue . "Gamma-ray tracking method for pet systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176341.
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