Portable, Low-Power, Light-Weight Solid State Integrated Gamma, X-ray and Particle Detector with improved sensitivity and resolution.
This system allows for Improved sensitivity and resolution in the detection of energetic photons or particles including gamma rays, x-rays, charged and neutral particles. Our detector is light weight, low power, and portable. It also has improved depth of interaction resolution for the detection of coincident events. This is especially important in positron emission tomography (PET) a method used in medical imaging. Our system is completely compatible with the magnetic fields of MRI making MRI/PET easier and less expensive to implement. Our system is also compatible with other methods especially for brain studies such as EEG, and MEG. Our system is ideal for such studies and in one configuration will be worn by human adults using a backpack supporting system. In this way, PET images will be recorded on fully functioning human patients. This capability does not exist in any current systems.
Improved sensitivity and resolution. Improved time resolution. Lighter weight. Portability systems based on this detector will be easy to move and setup in any location in a short time. Lower power requirements battery operation possible. Ease of operation especially in adverse environments. Ease of operation in magnetic fields.