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United States Patent Application

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A positron emission tomography (PET) system is provided. The system includes a first detector panel including a first array of detectors, a second detector panel including a second array of detectors, said second detector panel being moveable relative to a point between the first detector panel and the second detector panel, a tracking system configured to detect a position of said second detector panel relative to the first detector panel while imaging a subject, a computing device in communication with the first detector panel, the second detector panel, and the tracking system, the computing device configured to receive coincidence data from the first and second detector panels, receive position data from the tracking system, wherein each coincidence datum of the received coincidence data is associated with a unique position datum of the received position data, and reconstruct a plurality of images based on the received coincidence data and the received position data.
Tai, Yuan-Chuan (St. Louis, MO), Wen, Jie (St. Louis, MO), Li, Ke (St. Louis, MO), Mathews, Aswin John (St. Louis, MO)
15/ 524,699
November 12, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under grant RO1 CA136554, awarded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, grant DE-SC0005157, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and grant DBI-1040498, awarded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. The U.S. government may have certain rights in this invention.