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Review of CdTe medical applications

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Abstract

CdTe sensors are now being used in several areas of nuclear medicine. CdTe probe technics, originally developed to study dental pathology in dog models, are being used clinically to diagnose venous thrombosis of the legs and to detect occult dental infections in patients scheduled for prosthetic cardiovascular and orthopedic surgery. Similar instrumentation is in use in animal research of myocardial infarction and synthetic tooth substitutes. Transmission technics have also been developed to diagnose pulmonary edema and to measure bone mineral changes in space flight. Investigations are also underway in the use of linear or two-dimensional arrays of CdTe gamma sensors for medical imaging. Economic considerations have slowed this work, but the technology appears to be available. Development of photoconductive CdTe X-ray detectors for scintigraphic scanners has also begun. Rapid detector improvement will be needed for success in this field, but the potential usefulness is very great. Together, the present application results are encouraging and wide use of CdTe detectors should occur within only a few years.
Publication Date:
Feb 01, 1977
Product Type:
Conference
Reference Number:
AIX-08-315917; EDB-77-128592
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Rev. Phys. Appl.; (France); Journal Volume: 12:2; Conference: 2. International symposium on cadmium telluride: physical properties and applications, Strasbourg, France, 29 Jun - 2 Jul 1976
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; CDTE SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; USES; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNERS; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; DENTISTRY; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; PHOTON TRANSMISSION SCANNING; TOMOGRAPHY; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MEDICINE; RADIATION DETECTORS; SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; 440101* - Radiation Instrumentation- General Detectors or Monitors & Radiometric Instruments; 550601 - Medicine- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics
OSTI ID:
7308622
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
English
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Journal ID: CODEN: RPHAA
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INIS
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Pages: 355-359
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Entine, G, Garcia, D A, and Tow, D E. Review of CdTe medical applications. France: N. p., 1977. Web.
Entine, G, Garcia, D A, & Tow, D E. Review of CdTe medical applications. France.
Entine, G, Garcia, D A, and Tow, D E. 1977. "Review of CdTe medical applications." France.
@misc{etde_7308622,
title = {Review of CdTe medical applications}
author = {Entine, G, Garcia, D A, and Tow, D E}
abstractNote = {CdTe sensors are now being used in several areas of nuclear medicine. CdTe probe technics, originally developed to study dental pathology in dog models, are being used clinically to diagnose venous thrombosis of the legs and to detect occult dental infections in patients scheduled for prosthetic cardiovascular and orthopedic surgery. Similar instrumentation is in use in animal research of myocardial infarction and synthetic tooth substitutes. Transmission technics have also been developed to diagnose pulmonary edema and to measure bone mineral changes in space flight. Investigations are also underway in the use of linear or two-dimensional arrays of CdTe gamma sensors for medical imaging. Economic considerations have slowed this work, but the technology appears to be available. Development of photoconductive CdTe X-ray detectors for scintigraphic scanners has also begun. Rapid detector improvement will be needed for success in this field, but the potential usefulness is very great. Together, the present application results are encouraging and wide use of CdTe detectors should occur within only a few years.}
journal = {Rev. Phys. Appl.; (France)}
volume = {12:2}
place = {France}
year = {1977}
month = {Feb}
}