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Positron emission tomography and optical tissue imaging

United States Patent

May 22, 2012
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A mobile compact imaging system that combines both PET imaging and optical imaging into a single system which can be located in the operating room (OR) and provides faster feedback to determine if a tumor has been fully resected and if there are adequate surgical margins. While final confirmation is obtained from the pathology lab, such a device can reduce the total time necessary for the procedure and the number of iterations required to achieve satisfactory resection of a tumor with good margins.
Falen; Steven W. (Carmichael, CA), Hoefer; Richard A. (Newport News, VA), Majewski; Stanislaw (Yorktown, VA), McKisson; John (Hampton, VA), Kross; Brian (Yorktown, VA), Proffitt; James (Newport News, VA), Stolin; Alexander (Newport News, VA), Weisenberger; Andrew G. (Yorktown, VA)
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (Newport News, VA)
12/ 319,649
January 9, 2009
The United States of America may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating Contract DE-AC05-060R23177 from the United States Department of Energy.