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Biomedical nuclear and X-ray imager using high-energy grazing incidence mirrors

United States Patent

September 27, 2005
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Imaging of radiation sources located in a subject is explored for medical applications. The approach involves using grazing-incidence optics to form images of the location of radiopharmaceuticals administered to a subject. The optics are "true focusing" optics, meaning that they project a real and inverted image of the radiation source onto a detector possessing spatial and energy resolution.
Ziock; Klaus-Peter (Livermoe, CA), Craig; William W. (Pittsburg, CA), Hasegawa; Bruce (South San Francisco, CA), Pivovaroff; Michael J. (Piedmont, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 411,854
April 11, 2003
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.