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High resolution scintillation detector with semiconductor readout

United States Patent

6,114,703
September 5, 2000
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A novel high resolution scintillation detector array for use in radiation imaging such as high resolution Positron Emission Tomography (PET) which comprises one or more parallelepiped crystals with at least one long surface of each crystal being in intimate contact with a semiconductor photodetector such that photons generated within each crystal by gamma radiation passing therethrough is detected by the photodetector paired therewith.
Levin; Craig S. (Santa Monica, CA), Hoffman; Edward J. (Los Angeles, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
08/ 955,069
October 21, 1997
This invention was made with Government support under Grant Nos. CA-56655 and CA-61037, awarded by the National Institutes of Health and DOE Contract No. DE-FC03-87ER60615, awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.