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Title: 3-dimensional imaging system using crystal diffraction lenses

Abstract

A device for imaging a plurality of sources of x-ray and gamma-ray radiation is provided. Diffracting crystals are used for focussing the radiation and directing the radiation to a detector which is used for analyzing their addition to collect data as to the location of the source of radiation. A computer is used for converting the data to an image. The invention also provides for a method for imaging x-ray and gamma radiation by supplying a plurality of sources of radiation; focussing the radiation onto a detector; analyzing the focused radiation to collect data as to the type and location of the radiation; and producing an image using the data.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Hinsdale, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872143
Patent Number(s):
5869841
Assignee:
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61B - DIAGNOSIS
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21K - TECHNIQUES FOR HANDLING PARTICLES OR IONISING RADIATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
3-dimensional; imaging; crystal; diffraction; lenses; device; plurality; sources; x-ray; gamma-ray; radiation; provided; diffracting; crystals; focussing; directing; detector; analyzing; addition; collect; data; location; source; computer; converting; image; provides; method; gamma; supplying; focused; type; producing; gamma radiation; ray radiation; crystal diffraction; dimensional imaging; /250/378/

Citation Formats

Smither, Robert K. 3-dimensional imaging system using crystal diffraction lenses. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Smither, Robert K. 3-dimensional imaging system using crystal diffraction lenses. United States.
Smither, Robert K. Fri . "3-dimensional imaging system using crystal diffraction lenses". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872143.
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abstractNote = {A device for imaging a plurality of sources of x-ray and gamma-ray radiation is provided. Diffracting crystals are used for focussing the radiation and directing the radiation to a detector which is used for analyzing their addition to collect data as to the location of the source of radiation. A computer is used for converting the data to an image. The invention also provides for a method for imaging x-ray and gamma radiation by supplying a plurality of sources of radiation; focussing the radiation onto a detector; analyzing the focused radiation to collect data as to the type and location of the radiation; and producing an image using the data.},
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year = {1999},
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