050018: A Novel Tomographic Imaging System Using a Conformable Mirror

Description:

Michigan State University’s technology is a conformable mirror for use in computer-aided tomography (CT) systems. The design eliminates the need for an enclosed space, which is stressful for children and people with claustrophobia. The mirror is the only moving component. Software is used to construct the entire tomography once the data is collected.

 

Benefits

·         Eliminates the bulky enclosed design common to most CAT systems

·         Since the mirror is the only moving part, the motion of source/detection combination is eliminated.

 

Applications

The system can be used in CAT scan systems and radiation therapy.

 

IP Protection Status

U.S. patents 7,336,761 and 7,425,193

 

 

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For Information, Contact:

Raymond DeVito
Technology Manager
Michigan State University - Test
517-355-2186
devitora@msu.edu
Inventors:
Satish Udpa