A Novel Tomographic Imaging System Using a Conformable Mirror

 

Description of Technology

 

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.

 

Key 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.

 

Patent Status

 

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

 

Inventor

 

Satish Udpa

 

Tech ID

 

TEC2005-0018

 

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For Information, Contact:

Raymond DeVito
Technology Manager
Michigan State University
devitora@msu.edu
Inventors:
Satish Udpa