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Systems for increasing the sensitivity of gamma-ray imagers

United States Patent

December 11, 2012
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Systems that increase the position resolution and granularity of double sided segmented semiconductor detectors are provided. These systems increase the imaging resolution capability of such detectors, either used as Compton cameras, or as position sensitive radiation detectors in imagers such as SPECT, PET, coded apertures, multi-pinhole imagers, or other spatial or temporal modulated imagers.
Mihailescu; Lucian (Pleasanton, CA), Vetter; Kai M. (Alameda, CA), Chivers; Daniel H. (Fremont, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 349,520
January 12, 2012
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.