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Cameras, Gamma

Definition : Cameras designed to obtain a physiologic image of the distribution of gamma-ray-emitting radioisotopes within the human body after the injection or ingestion of a radiopharmaceutical. These cameras include a collimator to reduce scattered rays, a detector (e.g., a sodium iodide crystal, an array of multiple crystals) that converts the gamma rays in pulses of light (scintillation), photomultiplier tubes that convert light to electrical current, electronic circuitry to determine the location and magnitude of scintillation events, and a display. Gamma cameras are mostly used in the detection of cancerous tumors, nuclear cardiology studies, and cerebral blood flow images; they are frequently used in nuclear medicine as part of physiological imaging scanning systems.

Entry Terms : "Nuclear Imaging Systems" , "Gamma Cameras" , "Anger Cameras" , "Gantries, Nuclear Imaging" , "Cameras, Nuclear" , "Scintillation Cameras" , "Radioisotope Cameras" , "Nuclear Cameras" , "Cameras, Scintillation"

UMDC code : 15944

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Digirad Corp

Company Type: Parent

Digirad, a publicly-held company with headquarters in Poway, CA, is a leading developer and manufacturer of solid-state gamma cameras for nuclear cardiology and general nuclear medicine applications. Digirad is also one of the largest national providers of in-office nuclear cardiology imaging services to physician practices, hospitals and imaging centers through its Digirad Imaging Solutions (DIS) division. Digirad provides support and service to nearly 1,000 clients located throughout the USA today.

Gamma Medica Inc

Company Type: Parent

Gamma Medica, Inc. builds and services imaging systems based on novel technologies to improve patient health through early diagnosis of disease, improved patient treatment and by enabling new drug discovery. Gamma Medica is dedicated to leading medical imaging into a new digital era with its unique sensor readout systems. The company's core digital imaging technologies also hold great promise for a new class of solutions for the safety and security markets.

IntraMedical Imaging LLC

Company Type: Parent

Intra-Medical Imaging LLC ("IMI") develops and markets molecular imaging instruments to- detect cancer during surgery, identify vulnerable plaques in arteries and to deliver cell and gene therapies. Molecular imaging is the most sensitive method of identifying abnormal tissues. The widespread application of molecular imaging in the operating room started with the advent of the sentinel node mapping for staging of melanoma and breast cancer. This technique is based on the injection of a radioactive tracer near the tumor site, and identifying the sentinel lymph nodes using a gamma detection probe.

Lexitek Inc

Company Type: Parent

MEDX Inc

Company Type: Parent

MEDX has been a leading provider of new, remanufactured and refurbished nuclear medicine equipment, accessories and parts. In that time, MEDX has delivered over 3,000 nuclear medicine cameras and accessories to facilities all over the world.

Photon2 Corp

Company Type: Parent

Positron Corp

Company Type: Parent

Originally a research and development company focused on technology, Positron's business strategy has evolved over the past 3 years from an imaging device manufacturer to a company that provides a comprehensive "full nuclear cardiology solution". Positron is actively pursuing key initiatives to ensure the growth and longevity of the company, as well as, the industry by securing the supply of key isotopes, providing necessary radiopharmaceuticals that apply to both PET and SPECT imaging modalities and offering attractive financing solutions.

Princeton Instruments Inc

Company Type: Parent

Princeton Instruments designs and manufactures high performance CCD, ICCD, and EMCCD cameras; spectrographs; and optics-based solutions for the scientific research, industrial imaging, and OEM communities.

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