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Mark S Andreaco, Charles W Williams, Ronald Nutt, Michael E Casey: Scintillation detector array for encoding the energy, position, and time coordinates of gamma ray interactions. CTI PET Systems, Pitts & Brittian P C, March 26, 2002: US06362479 (54 worldwide citation)

A scintillation detector which includes a plurality of discrete scintillators composed of one or more scintillator materials. The discrete scintillators interact with incident radiation to produce a quantifiable number of photons with characteristic emission wavelength and decay time. A light guide ...


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Christian Moisan, Mark S Andreaco, Sebastian Paquet, Joel G Rogers: Segmented scintillation detector for encoding the coordinates of photon interactions. Triumf, Griffin Butler Whisenhunt & Szipl, July 11, 2000: US06087663 (39 worldwide citation)

Light guides (1) capable of encoding the transverse and longitudinal coordinates of light emission induced by the interaction of photons in an array of a plurality of the light guides. Each light guide has at least two discrete crystal segments (4) adjacently disposed along a common longitudinal axi ...


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Mark S Andreaco, Charles W Williams, J Clifton Moyers, Keith Valgneur: Method for producing a high resolution detector array. CTI PET Systems, Pitts & Brittian PC, June 15, 2004: US06749761 (21 worldwide citation)

A method for producing a high resolution detector array so as to provide very high packing fraction, i.e. the distance between scintillator elements is minimized so the detector efficiency will be higher than is currently achievable. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the fabricat ...


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Mark S Andreaco, Charles W Williams, Michael E Casey, Ronald Nutt: Depth of interaction detector block for high resolution positron emission tomography. CTI Pet Systems, Pitts & Brittian P C, September 11, 2001: US06288399 (19 worldwide citation)

A depth of interaction detector block for improving the spatial resolution and uniformity in modern high resolution PET systems over an entire FOV. An LSO crystal layer, a GSO crystal layer, and a light guide are stacked on each other and mounted on a 2×2 PMT set, so that the corners of the phoswich ...


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Mark S Andreaco, Charles W Williams, J Clifton Moyers, Keith Vaigneur: Method for producing a high resolution detector array. CIT PET Systems, January 2, 2007: US07157014 (10 worldwide citation)

A method for producing a high resolution detector array so as to provide very high packing fraction, i.e. the distance between scintillator elements is minimized so the detector efficiency will be higher than is currently achievable. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the fabricat ...


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Mark S Andreaco, Joel G Rogers: Method of calibrating multi-crystal single block radiation detectors. Griffin Butler Whisenhunt & Szipl, November 16, 1999: US05986266 (10 worldwide citation)

A method of calibrating multi-crystal, single block radiation detectors for use in positron emission tomography and other devices with multi-crystal, single block radiation detectors that are used to determine gamma ray distribution. The detector units are individually subjected to a gamma ray flood ...


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Dennis E Persyk, Mark S Andreaco: Method for precision cutting of soluble scintillator materials. CTI, Pitts & Brittian P C, December 11, 2001: US06328027 (8 worldwide citation)

A method for precision cutting liquid soluble scintillator materials by an operator is disclosed, including the steps of providing a first run of a moving filament in operative proximity to cut the scintillator materials, concurrent with wetting at least the first run length of the moving filament w ...


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Mehmet Aykac, Matthias J Schmand, Niraj K Doshi, Mark S Andreaco, Lars A Eriksson, Charles W Williams, Ronald Nutt: Detector array using a continuous light guide. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, January 16, 2007: US07164136 (7 worldwide citation)

A detector for use in imaging applications includes at least one detector array, an array of photodetectors, and a continuous light guide disposed between the detectors and the photodetectors. The light guide is continuous over the entire area of the photodetectors and detectors. The thickness of th ...


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Mark S Andreaco, Piotr Szupryczynski, A Andrew Carey: Rare-earth oxyorthosilicate scintillator crystals and method of making rare-earth oxyorthosilicate scintillator crystals. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Peter L Kendall, November 22, 2011: US08062419 (5 worldwide citation)

A method of making LSO scintillators with high light yield and short decay times is disclosed. In one arrangement, the method includes codoping LSO with cerium and another dopant from the IIA or IIB group of the periodic table of elements. The doping levels are chosen to tune the decay time of scint ...


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Mark S Andreaco, Charles W Williams, J Clifton Moyers, Keith Vaigneur: Method for producing a high resolution detector array. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, July 17, 2007: US07244942 (4 worldwide citation)

A method for producing a high resolution detector array so as to provide very high packing fraction, i.e., the distance between scintillator elements is minimized so the detector efficiency will be higher than is currently achievable. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the fabrica ...