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Title: Mini gamma camera, camera system and method of use

Abstract

A gamma camera comprising essentially and in order from the front outer or gamma ray impinging surface: 1) a collimator, 2) a scintillator layer, 3) a light guide, 4) an array of position sensitive, high resolution photomultiplier tubes, and 5) printed circuitry for receipt of the output of the photomultipliers. There is also described, a system wherein the output supplied by the high resolution, position sensitive photomultipiler tubes is communicated to: a) a digitizer and b) a computer where it is processed using advanced image processing techniques and a specific algorithm to calculate the center of gravity of any abnormality observed during imaging, and c) optional image display and telecommunications ports.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Grafton, VA
  2. Yorktown, VA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SOUTHEASTERN UNIV RESCH ASSN
OSTI Identifier:
873918
Patent Number(s):
6271525
Assignee:
Southeastern University Research Assn. (Newport News, VA)
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:  
AC05-84ER40150
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
mini; gamma; camera; method; comprising; essentially; front; outer; ray; impinging; surface; collimator; scintillator; layer; light; guide; array; position; sensitive; resolution; photomultiplier; tubes; printed; circuitry; receipt; output; photomultipliers; described; supplied; photomultipiler; communicated; digitizer; computer; processed; advanced; image; processing; techniques; specific; algorithm; calculate; center; gravity; abnormality; observed; imaging; optional; display; telecommunications; ports; gamma ray; position sensitive; printed circuit; photomultiplier tube; light guide; photomultiplier tubes; processing techniques; image processing; image display; gamma camera; multiplier tube; multiplier tubes; specific algorithm; solution ph; processing technique; /250/

Citation Formats

Majewski, Stanislaw, Weisenberger, Andrew G, and Wojcik, Randolph F. Mini gamma camera, camera system and method of use. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Majewski, Stanislaw, Weisenberger, Andrew G, & Wojcik, Randolph F. Mini gamma camera, camera system and method of use. United States.
Majewski, Stanislaw, Weisenberger, Andrew G, and Wojcik, Randolph F. Mon . "Mini gamma camera, camera system and method of use". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873918.
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title = {Mini gamma camera, camera system and method of use},
author = {Majewski, Stanislaw and Weisenberger, Andrew G and Wojcik, Randolph F},
abstractNote = {A gamma camera comprising essentially and in order from the front outer or gamma ray impinging surface: 1) a collimator, 2) a scintillator layer, 3) a light guide, 4) an array of position sensitive, high resolution photomultiplier tubes, and 5) printed circuitry for receipt of the output of the photomultipliers. There is also described, a system wherein the output supplied by the high resolution, position sensitive photomultipiler tubes is communicated to: a) a digitizer and b) a computer where it is processed using advanced image processing techniques and a specific algorithm to calculate the center of gravity of any abnormality observed during imaging, and c) optional image display and telecommunications ports.},
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year = {2001},
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