A Novel High Resolution Positron Emission Tomography System for Measurement of Bone Metabolism
Annual rept. 1 Sep 1999-31 Aug 2000
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL BOSTON
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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.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics