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Combined PET/MRI scanner

United States Patent

October 23, 2007
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A combined PET/MRI scanner generally includes a magnet for producing a magnetic field suitable for magnetic resonance imaging, a radiofrequency (RF) coil disposed within the magnetic field produced by the magnet and a ring tomograph disposed within the magnetic field produced by the magnet. The ring tomograph includes a scintillator layer for outputting at least one photon in response to an annihilation event, a detection array coupled to the scintillator layer for detecting the at least one photon outputted by the scintillator layer and for outputting a detection signal in response to the detected photon and a front-end electronic array coupled to the detection array for receiving the detection signal, wherein the front-end array has a preamplifier and a shaper network for conditioning the detection signal.
Schlyer; David (Bellport, NY), Woody; Craig L. (Setauket, NY), Rooney; William (Miller Place, NY), Vaska; Paul (Sound Beach, NY), Stoll; Sean (Wading River, NY), Pratte; Jean-Francois (Stony Brook, NY), O'Connor; Paul (Bellport, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
10/ 966,412
October 14, 2004
This invention was made with support from the U.S. Government under Contract No. DE-AC02-98CH10886 awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.