Compact Gamma Camera
The radiation sensor relies on a crystalline material, CZT. When struck by an incident X- or gamma-ray, a tiny current pulse is generated in the crystal that can be measured with an electronic readout circuit.
Integrating the detectors and electronics into a trans-rectal probe, minimizes the working distance between the imaging system and the prostate gland, so allowing urologists to obtain better signals with a small amount of injected radioactive tracer. This capability entails more rapid measurements, improved images, and greater comfort for the patients.
August 19, 2009 11:58 AM PDT
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