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Mini gamma camera, camera system and method of use

United States Patent

August 7, 2001
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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.
Majewski; Stanislaw (Grafton, VA), Weisenberger; Andrew G. (Grafton, VA), Wojcik; Randolph F. (Yorktown, VA)
Southeastern University Research Assn. (Newport News, VA)
09/ 159,177
September 23, 1998
The United States of America may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating Contract DE-AC05-84ER 40150 from the United States Department of Energy.