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Probes, Gamma Radiation Detection, Thoracic

Definition : Gamma radiation detection probes designed to detect the level of radiation in the thoracic cavity around a cancer tumor after prior ingestion or injection of a radiopharmaceutical tracer (i.e., radioactive drug). These probes typically consist of a detector, a collimator, and shielding from radiation outside the intended target; they are used with imaging or non-imaging gamma radiation devices that display the count rate corresponding to each tissue. Thoracic gamma radiation probes are intended to detect high-radiation points (hot spots), facilitating to find the lymph node to which the tumor drains (sentinel node, SN), helping in the diagnosis and prognosis of small cancer tumors and also in procedures used to identify small malignant (e.g., breast, lung) lesions intra-operatively during open and laparoscopic surgery.

Entry Terms : "Thoracic Radiation Detection Probes, Gamma"

UMDC code : 23072

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Dynasil Products

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Radiation Monitoring Devices Inc

Company Type: Parent

Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc., (RMD) is the research business unit of Dynasil Corporation of America. Since 1974 RMD has been a world leader in providing innovative solutions across a broad range of security, medical and industrial applications, including radiation imaging and detection, nuclear instrumentation and non-destructive test equipment.

Rexon Components Inc

Company Type: Parent

Historically, Rexon Components Inc. was the second spin-off (1983) from the Harshaw Chemical Co. which pioneered the development of inorganic scintillators in this country and the free-world. Rexon's creation originated due to a change in Harshaw's management and philosophy. The founder, Dr. M. R. Farukhi had served at Harshaw as Group Leader for Measurements (R/D), Director of Production Engineering, and finally as Manager of Nuclear Products and Systems. Several of Dr. Farukhi's publications now serve as references for the properties of scintillators. Rexon's managers are veterans in the Nuclear Radiation Detector industry with primary experience at Harshaw. These managers are well aware of all the nuances in the fabrication technology. Rexon Components is at the forefront of Homeland Security. Our products are helping security worldwide. Rexon's Products and Services cover the entire gamut of products offered by the SGIC Companies of France which include the now-defunct Bicron, Harshaw Q/S, and Crismatec.

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