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Title: Gamma-ray blind beta particle probe

Abstract

An intra-operative beta particle probe is provided by placing a suitable photomultiplier tube (PMT), micro channel plate (MCP) or other electron multiplier device within a vacuum housing equipped with: 1) an appropriate beta particle permeable window; and 2) electron detection circuitry. Beta particles emitted in the immediate vicinity of the probe window will be received by the electron multiplier device and amplified to produce a detectable signal. Such a device is useful as a gamma insensitive, intra-operative, beta particle probe in surgeries where the patient has been injected with a beta emitting radiopharmaceutical. The method of use of such a device is also described, as is a position sensitive such device.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Grafton, VA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SOUTHEASTERN UNIV RESCH ASSN
OSTI Identifier:
874123
Patent Number(s):
6317622
Assignee:
Southeastern University Research Assn. (Newport News, VA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61B - DIAGNOSIS
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84ER40150
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
gamma-ray; blind; beta; particle; probe; intra-operative; provided; placing; photomultiplier; tube; pmt; micro; channel; plate; mcp; electron; multiplier; device; vacuum; housing; equipped; appropriate; permeable; window; detection; circuitry; particles; emitted; immediate; vicinity; received; amplified; produce; detectable; signal; useful; gamma; insensitive; surgeries; patient; injected; emitting; radiopharmaceutical; method; described; position; sensitive; photomultiplier tube; channel plate; beta particle; electron multiplier; /600/

Citation Formats

Weisenberger, Andrew G. Gamma-ray blind beta particle probe. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Weisenberger, Andrew G. Gamma-ray blind beta particle probe. United States.
Weisenberger, Andrew G. Mon . "Gamma-ray blind beta particle probe". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874123.
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