Medical gamma-ray camera
is now palm-sized
Researchers invented a Compton camera of 580g which visualizes gamma rays of arbitrary energies, and succeeded in achieving a high-resolution, multicolor 3D molecular image of a live mouse administered with three different radioactive tracers in just 2 hours. The results of this study imply possibilities for producing new tracers of wide energy range at reduced costs and enabling the simultaneous imaging of multiple tracers which provide multilateral information on disease in target organs.
This research was published in Scientific Reports.