Design Case Studies. Multidetector Brain Scanning System Development. Problem: given point source response, how can one improve net spatial sensitivity of a device? Pre-CAT scanning and other current technologies. Detector Point source response.
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Lead collimator cross section & detector are on the left on this diagram, iso-response profiles are to the right
"Given one or more focusing collimators (and related electronics), develop a brain scanning system that shows increased sensitivity compared to a rectilinear scan using a single detector, and which gives a cross sectional image of the brain more suited for surgical planning than rectilinear scans."
Schematic of early tomographic scanner, U.S. Patent Number 3,591,806, eight detectors arranged in a circle with a common intercept point.
Mutually orthogonal schematic arrangement – one quadrant of a 12-detector system with 4 sets of three mutually orthogonal detectors
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