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Title: ViRPET—combination of virtual reality and PET brain imaging

Abstract

Various methods, systems and apparatus are provided for brain imaging during virtual reality stimulation. In one example, among others, a system for virtual ambulatory environment brain imaging includes a mobile brain imager configured to obtain positron emission tomography (PET) scans of a subject in motion, and a virtual reality (VR) system configured to provide one or more stimuli to the subject during the PET scans. In another example, a method for virtual ambulatory environment brain imaging includes providing stimulation to a subject through a virtual reality (VR) system; and obtaining a positron emission tomography (PET) scan of the subject while moving in response to the stimulation from the VR system. The mobile brain imager can be positioned on the subject with an array of imaging photodetector modules distributed about the head of the subject.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Jefferson Science Assoc., LLC, Washington, D.C. (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1532056
Patent Number(s):
9,924,913
Application Number:
15/601,158
Assignee:
West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017-05-22
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Majewski, Stanislaw, and Brefczynski-Lewis, Julie. ViRPET—combination of virtual reality and PET brain imaging. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Majewski, Stanislaw, & Brefczynski-Lewis, Julie. ViRPET—combination of virtual reality and PET brain imaging. United States.
Majewski, Stanislaw, and Brefczynski-Lewis, Julie. Tue . "ViRPET—combination of virtual reality and PET brain imaging". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1532056.
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abstractNote = {Various methods, systems and apparatus are provided for brain imaging during virtual reality stimulation. In one example, among others, a system for virtual ambulatory environment brain imaging includes a mobile brain imager configured to obtain positron emission tomography (PET) scans of a subject in motion, and a virtual reality (VR) system configured to provide one or more stimuli to the subject during the PET scans. In another example, a method for virtual ambulatory environment brain imaging includes providing stimulation to a subject through a virtual reality (VR) system; and obtaining a positron emission tomography (PET) scan of the subject while moving in response to the stimulation from the VR system. The mobile brain imager can be positioned on the subject with an array of imaging photodetector modules distributed about the head of the subject.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
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Positron emission tomography apparatus
patent, January 2004


Compact and mobile high resolution PET brain imager
patent, February 2011


Helmet-type PET device
patent, January 2016