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Title: Method of making a scintillator waveguide

Abstract

The present invention is an apparatus for detecting ionizing radiation, having: a waveguide having a first end and a second end, the waveguide formed of a scintillator material wherein the therapeutic ionizing radiation isotropically generates scintillation light signals within the waveguide. This apparatus provides a measure of radiation dose. The apparatus may be modified to permit making a measure of location of radiation dose. Specifically, the scintillation material is segmented into a plurality of segments; and a connecting cable for each of the plurality of segments is used for conducting scintillation signals to a scintillation detector.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. (West Richland, WA)
  2. (Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA
OSTI Identifier:
873400
Patent Number(s):
6151769
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; scintillator; waveguide; apparatus; detecting; ionizing; radiation; formed; material; therapeutic; isotropically; generates; scintillation; light; signals; provides; measure; dose; modified; permit; location; specifically; segmented; plurality; segments; connecting; cable; conducting; detector; scintillation material; apparatus provides; scintillator material; scintillation detector; ionizing radiation; radiation dose; light signal; light signals; scintillation light; waveguide formed; detecting ionizing; /29/

Citation Formats

Bliss, Mary, Craig, Richard A., and Reeder, Paul L. Method of making a scintillator waveguide. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Bliss, Mary, Craig, Richard A., & Reeder, Paul L. Method of making a scintillator waveguide. United States.
Bliss, Mary, Craig, Richard A., and Reeder, Paul L. Sat . "Method of making a scintillator waveguide". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873400.
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title = {Method of making a scintillator waveguide},
author = {Bliss, Mary and Craig, Richard A. and Reeder, Paul L.},
abstractNote = {The present invention is an apparatus for detecting ionizing radiation, having: a waveguide having a first end and a second end, the waveguide formed of a scintillator material wherein the therapeutic ionizing radiation isotropically generates scintillation light signals within the waveguide. This apparatus provides a measure of radiation dose. The apparatus may be modified to permit making a measure of location of radiation dose. Specifically, the scintillation material is segmented into a plurality of segments; and a connecting cable for each of the plurality of segments is used for conducting scintillation signals to a scintillation detector.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {1}
}

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