Accession Number:

ADA386499

Title:

A Novel High Resolution Positron Emission Tomography System for Measurement of Bone Metabolism

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Sep 1999-31 Aug 2000

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL BOSTON

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The main thrust of the second year work was to complete design studies for the proposed PET instrument, construct the instrument and begin imaging studies in monkey bone. Several approaches were used. First, computational and simulation studies begun in the first year were completed, secondly, physical characterization of the prototype device was completed. Data acquisition and analysis software development have also been continued using the prototype. The final design for the imaging device was generated and construction of the device has been undertaken expected completion by November, 2000 . Preliminary animal imaging studies using the prototype have been begun. The details of the work are described in the following sections and in the publications of the Appendix.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE