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Gamma-ray tracking method for pet systems

United States Patent

June 8, 2010
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Gamma-ray tracking methods for use with granular, position sensitive detectors identify the sequence of the interactions taking place in the detector and, hence, the position of the first interaction. The improved position resolution in finding the first interaction in the detection system determines a better definition of the direction of the gamma-ray photon, and hence, a superior source image resolution. A PET system using such a method will have increased efficiency and position resolution.
Mihailescu; Lucian (Pleasanton, CA), Vetter; Kai M. (Alameda, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 649,081
December 29, 2006
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.