Patent Number: 6,434,216

Title: Source pin loader method and apparatus for positron emission tomography

Abstract: In the exemplary embodiment, a method is provided for transporting a source pin in a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) system. The PET system includes a storage device, a transmission ring, and a source pin loader. The method includes aligning the transmission ring and the source pin, linearly moving the source pin to the transmission ring, and operatively engaging the source pin in the transmission ring.

Inventors: Maki; Michael D. (Oconomowoc, WI), Schaefer; Thomas R. (Germantown, WI), Susami; Larry (Waukesha, WI)

Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC

International Classification: G01T 1/00 (20060101); G01T 1/166 (20060101); G01T 001/166 ()

Expiration Date: 08/13/2010