Apparatus for combined nuclear imaging and magnetic resonance imaging, and method thereof

  • US 6,946,841 B2
  • Filed: 08/19/2002
  • Issued: 09/20/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/17/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A combined MR-nuclear imaging device, comprising:

  • a) a MRI device having a magnetic field associated therewith; and

    b) a nuclear imaging device disposed within the magnetic field, wherein the nuclear imaging device includes;

    a scintillator for detecting gamma quantums and outputting photons;

    a light guide coupled to the scintillator for channeling the photons; and

    at least one HPD coupled to the light guide for receiving the photons and outputting an electrical current representative of the gamma quantums received by the scintillator.

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