Patent Number: 7,612,343

Title: Collimator for radiation detectors and method of use

Abstract: A device and method for acquiring Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) data. In particular, a method of acquiring data using a gamma camera detector with a collimator, such as a slotted, inverse fan beam collimator, for example. An example collimator that can be used for the method is one comprising: a slot substantially parallel to the axis of rotation of a SPECT scanner; a plurality of plates, each one of the plates being substantially perpendicular to the slot and also being substantially parallel to a transaxial direction of the SPECT scanner; and a detector associated with the slot and the plurality of plates such that, through any motion of the scanner, the slot, the plates and the detector retain their relative positional relationship.

Inventors: Vickers; David S (Independence, OH)

Assignee: GVI Medical Devices

International Classification: G21K 1/02 (20060101); G01T 1/166 (20060101); H01L 27/146 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017