Synthetic Compound Eye Gamma Camera for SPECT Imaging

Dr. Meng from the University of Illinois has developed a new synthetic compound eye (SCE) gamma camera design where each gamma camera panel consists of a large number micro-camera elements (MCE’s). The new deveice has the potential of 10-100 times greater sensitivity over the current commercial devices, while offering a comparable spatial resolution. It could significantly improve the capability of SPECT imaging for many diagnosis applications, such as cardiac and brain imaging.