Hand Held X-Ray Receptor

The present invention is a portable cadmium zinc telluride (CZT), imaging system. It is comprised of a radiation source, a novel sensing mitt (detector), that can be worn or held by the user and a collimator. The collimator is placed in front of the sensing surface of the CZT crystal and a processor converts a representation of the electrical signals, received from the CZT crystal, into display signals. The displays are then used to evaluate the tissue or object of interest.


Advantages Over Other Technologies


- Portable lightweight system

- Low cost of usage both radiation and electrical requirements

- Applicable for usage in remote rural areas

- Simple to operate


Technology Status

The components are all identified and specified to build a system. Software for conversion of the data to useful images is sourced and identified. This matter issued as USP 9,681,847 on January 20, 2017. 


URV Reference Number: 6-15017
Patent Information:
Title Country Patent No. Issued Date
Portable Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) Image Identification System United States 9,681,847 6/20/2017
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Joynita Sur (URV)
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University of Rochester
Frederic Mis