Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

Compact and mobile high resolution PET brain imager

United States Patent

February 8, 2011
View the Complete Patent at the US Patent & Trademark Office
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility - Visit the Technology Review Committee Website
A brain imager includes a compact ring-like static PET imager mounted in a helmet-like structure. When attached to a patient's head, the helmet-like brain imager maintains the relative head-to-imager geometry fixed through the whole imaging procedure. The brain imaging helmet contains radiation sensors and minimal front-end electronics. A flexible mechanical suspension/harness system supports the weight of the helmet thereby allowing for patient to have limited movements of the head during imaging scans. The compact ring-like PET imager enables very high resolution imaging of neurological brain functions, cancer, and effects of trauma using a rather simple mobile scanner with limited space needs for use and storage.
Majewski; Stanislaw (Yorktown, VA), Proffitt; James (Newport News, VA)
Jefferson Science Associates LLC (Newport News, VA)
12/ 284,285
September 19, 2008
The United States of America may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177 from the Department of Energy.