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1. (WO2007005901) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TIME-OF-FLIGHT IMAGING
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/005901 International Application No.: PCT/US2006/026090
Publication Date: 11.01.2007 International Filing Date: 03.07.2006
IPC:
G01T 1/172 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
T
MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
1
Measuring X-radiation, gamma radiation, corpuscular radiation, or cosmic radiation
16
Measuring radiation intensity
17
Circuit arrangements not adapted to a particular type of detector
172
with coincidence circuit arrangements
Applicants:
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH [US/US]; 200 First Street SE Rochester, MN 55905, US (AllExceptUS)
RITMAN, Erik, Leo [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
RITMAN, Erik, Leo; US
Agent:
COOK, Jack, M.; QUARLES & BRADY LLP 411 East Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53202, US
Priority Data:
60/696,38501.07.2005US
Title (EN) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TIME-OF-FLIGHT IMAGING
(FR) SYSTEME ET PROCEDE D'IMAGERIE DE TEMPS DE VOL
Abstract:
(EN) A system and method for imaging a subject includes a clock that generates a clock signal and a radiation source that directs photons through the subject in response to the clock signal. A detector system is included that detects the photons and a memory module records a time of detection of the photons by the detector system with respect to the clock signal. The system includes a processor that calculates a time of flight (TOF) of the photons from the radiation source to the detector system and compares the TOF to a reference TOF to determine a delay in the TOF attributable to the photons passing trough the subject.
(FR) Système et procédé servant à prendre l'image d'un sujet et comprenant une horloge générant un signal d'horloge et une source de rayonnement dirigeant des photons à travers le sujet en réponse au signal d'horloge. Un système de détection sert à détecter les photons et un module de mémoire enregistre la durée de détection des photons par le système de détection par rapport au signal d'horloge. Ce système comporte un processeur qui calcule un temps de vol des photons depuis la source de rayonnement jusqu'au système de détection et compare ce TOF à un TOF de référence afin de déterminer un retard dans le TOF attribuable aux photons traversant le sujet.
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Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
US20090116720