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ViRPET--combination of virtual reality and PET brain imaging

United States Patent

March 27, 2018
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Various methods, systems and apparatus are provided for brain imaging during virtual reality stimulation. In one example, among others, a system for virtual ambulatory environment brain imaging includes a mobile brain imager configured to obtain positron emission tomography (PET) scans of a subject in motion, and a virtual reality (VR) system configured to provide one or more stimuli to the subject during the PET scans. In another example, a method for virtual ambulatory environment brain imaging includes providing stimulation to a subject through a virtual reality (VR) system; and obtaining a positron emission tomography (PET) scan of the subject while moving in response to the stimulation from the VR system. The mobile brain imager can be positioned on the subject with an array of imaging photodetector modules distributed about the head of the subject.
Majewski; Stanislaw (Charlottesville, VA), Brefczynski-Lewis; Julie (Morgantown, WV)
West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
15/ 601,158
May 22, 2017
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under agreement DE-AC05-06OR23177 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.