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Zecotek's LFS Scintillation Crystals for Positron Emission Tomography Scanning Successfully Tested by University of California

Zecotek Photonics Inc., a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for medical, industrial and scientific markets, is pleased to announce that the University of California at Davis has successfully tested its patented LFS scintillation crystals in a new cutting edge approach for positron emission tomography (PET) scanning.

"We continue to enjoy our collaboration with Zecotek Photonics and currently have several high level projects that make use of an LFS based solution, especially for our coating-based, depth-encoding approach for PET detectors," said Dr. Simon R. Cherry, Distinguished Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis. "What we find most attractive about Zecotek's LFS crystals is the fast decay time that should enhance results for our depth-encoding technique. Our lab is exploring a range of high-performance depth-encoding PET detector designs based on the LFS material. Furthermore, collaborating on array fabrication of sub-mm LFS elements for high-resolution PET applications is of considerable interest to us. Zecotek's recently announced robotic automation techniques will provide new opportunities for effective and cost-effective array assembly. We look forward to our continued cooperation and the success of projects together."

"Professor Cherry, a world leader in molecular and genomic imaging, joins the many international groups and PET manufacturers in their endorsement that Zecotek's patented LFS scintillation crystals have superior qualities for new high performance PET scanners," said Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President, and CEO of Zecotek Photonics Inc. "New PET technologies require denser, faster and brighter crystals and our patented LFS crystals deliver those requirements. The next generation of PET scanners are now starting to adopt Lutetium Oxide based scintillation crystals, compact solid-state photo detectors and faster electronic readout systems. While Zecotek can offer OEMs these individual components, it also offers fully integrated detector modules made of crystal arrays, photo-detectors arrays, readout electronics and a data acquisition board."

Source: http://www.zecotek.com/

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