Patent Number: 7,784,429

Title: Contoured specimen holder for imaging machines

Abstract: A low cost specimen holder for accurately positioning an animal or other specimen in an imaging machine is constructed from two thin sheets of formed plastic. Each sheet can be formed with a half cavity corresponding to the size and shape of a rodent or other laboratory animal or specimen. To minimize diffraction of imaging beams, one of the sheets can be formed to accommodate the entire specimen, and the other sheet can be substantially planar. The two sheets may be snap-fit or press-fit together to closely hold or encapsulate a specimen with the resulting cavity.

Inventors: Chiodo; Chris D. (Warren, MI)


International Classification: A01K 29/00 (20060101); A61D 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018