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Surgical guidance system using hand-held probe with accompanying positron coincidence detector

United States Patent

9,784,852
October 10, 2017
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A surgical guidance system offering different levels of imaging capability while maintaining the same hand-held convenient small size of light-weight intra-operative probes. The surgical guidance system includes a second detector, typically an imager, located behind the area of surgical interest to form a coincidence guidance system with the hand-held probe. This approach is focused on the detection of positron emitting biomarkers with gamma rays accompanying positron emissions from the radiolabeled nuclei.
Majewski; Stanislaw (Yorktown, VA), Weisenberger; Andrew G. (Yorktown, VA)
JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC (Newport News, VA)
11/ 707,579
February 16, 2007
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.