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Method of making a scintillator waveguide

United States Patent

November 28, 2000
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The present invention is an apparatus for detecting ionizing radiation, having: a waveguide having a first end and a second end, the waveguide formed of a scintillator material wherein the therapeutic ionizing radiation isotropically generates scintillation light signals within the waveguide. This apparatus provides a measure of radiation dose. The apparatus may be modified to permit making a measure of location of radiation dose. Specifically, the scintillation material is segmented into a plurality of segments; and a connecting cable for each of the plurality of segments is used for conducting scintillation signals to a scintillation detector.
Bliss; Mary (West Richland, WA), Craig; Richard A. (West Richland, WA), Reeder; Paul L. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
08/ 924,357
September 5, 1997
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC06-76RLO 1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights to the invention.