Patent Number: 6,841,782

Title: Gamma camera and CT system

Abstract: A method of producing a nuclear medicine image of a subject comprising the steps of acquiring nuclear image data suitable to produce a nuclear tomographic image, the data being acquired by at least one gamma camera head (12, 14) rotating about the subject at an average first rate, acquiring x-ray imaging data suitable to produce an x-ray tomographic image for attenuation correction of the gamma camera image, the data being acquired by an array of detectors (20) irradiated by an x-ray source (18) rotating around the subject at an average second rate which is within a factor of 10 of the first rate, and reconstructing an attenuation corrected nuclear medicine image utilizing the nuclear imaging data and x-ray imaging data.

Inventors: Balan; Adi (Haifa, IL), Shrem; Yigal (Haifa, IL), Lonn; Albert (Beaconsfield, GB), Hajaj; Benny (Zoran, IL), Wainer; Naor (Zichron-Yaakov, IL), Hefetz; Yaron (Herzelia, IL), Berlad; Gideon (Haifa, IL), Yakubovsky; Leonid (Kiryat-Bialik, IL)

Assignee: Elgems Ltd.

International Classification: A61B 6/03 (20060101); A61B 6/00 (20060101); G01T 1/164 (20060101); G01T 1/169 (20060101); G01T 1/00 (20060101); A61B 6/08 (20060101); G01T 001/161 ()

Expiration Date: 01/11/2022