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Simultaneous multi-headed imager geometry calibration method

United States Patent

February 19, 2008
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A method for calibrating multi-headed high sensitivity and high spatial resolution dynamic imaging systems, especially those useful in the acquisition of tomographic images of small animals. The method of the present invention comprises: simultaneously calibrating two or more detectors to the same coordinate system; and functionally correcting for unwanted detector movement due to gantry flexing.
Tran; Vi-Hoa (Newport News, VA), Meikle; Steven Richard (Penshurst, AU), Smith; Mark Frederick (Yorktown, VA)
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (Newport News, VA)
11/ 358,270
February 21, 2006
The United States of America may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating Contract No. DE-AC05-84ER 40150 from the Department of Energy.