CURRENT FUNDING SUPPORT

 

An MR-Compatible Small Animal SPECT Based on Artificial Compound Eye Cameras (25 percentile in the 1’st review)

01/01/2017-12/31/2021

NIH/NIBIB, 1 R01 EB022388-01

P.I. L.J. Meng

Project description: The objective of this project is to develop the second generation MRC-SPECT system based on a novel artificial compound-eye gamma camera design.

 

Development of a Benchtop X-Ray Fluorescence Tomography System Using a Novel Geometry

05/01/2014-04/30/2018

NIBIB

P.I. L.J. Meng

Project description: The objective of this project is to develop a novel XFCT imaging system based on the use of emission tomography geometry.

 

PAST FUNDING SUPPORT

 

An Ultrahigh Resolution MRI-compatible SPECT system

09/16/2011-09/15/2016

NIBIB, R01EB011640

P.I. L.J. Meng

Project description: The objective of this project is to develop a high resolution SPECT system to be integrated with a high-field 9.4 T MRI scanner.

 

Superhigh Sensitivity SPECT Imaging with Dense Camera Arrays

04/01/2014-03/31/2016

NIBIB, 1R21EB018001-01

P.I. L.J. Meng

Project description: This project is to develop an ultrahigh sensitivity SPECT system based on a novel compound-eye gamma camera design.

 

X-Ray Fluorescence Computer Tomography with Emission Tomography Apertures

09/15/2010-09/14/2012

NIBIB, 1R21EB009450-01A1

P.I. L.J. Meng

Project description: This project is to explore the use of emission tomography system for 3-D mapping of elemental distribution in volumetric samples.

 

Procurement of a Pulse Neutron Source

09/01/2010-08/31/2012

NRC, Research and Educational Infrastructure Award

P.I.: Brent Heuser, Co-P.I. L.J. Meng

Project description: For establishing a pulsed fast neutron source facility for material characterization and non-destructive testing.

 

Optimization of CZT Detectors with Sub-mm Pixel Pitches

03/01/2010-02430/2014

NASA, 08-APRA08-0122

P.I. of UI Subaward: L.J. Meng

Project description: We carried out a series of studies to optimize the design and fabrication techniques for highly pixelated CZT detector that would be used in hard x-ray telescopes.

 

A CZT Detector for MRI-Compatible SPECT Systems

09/15/2009-09/14/2011

DOE, DE-SC0001826

P.I. L.J. Meng

Project description: This project is to develop a high resolution CZT detector for future MRI-compatible SPECT systems. In this effort, we will develop two prototype detectors and associated readout electronics.

 

An Ultrahigh Resolution PET Detector

09/01/2008-08/31/2011

DOE, DE FG02-08ER64681

P.I. L.J. Meng

Project description: This project is to develop an ultrahigh resolution gamma ray sensor for positron emission tomography (PET) applications. The UI group is focused on the development of the readout electronics and the CZT detectors for used in the proposed PET system.

 

Title: A PET/SPECT/MRI System

09/01/2008-08/31/2011

NSF, Major Research Instrumentation

P.I.Steve Boppart, Co-P.I. L.J. Meng

Project description: For procurement of a Siemens Inveon PET/SPECT/CT tri-modality imaging system for molecular imaging.

 

An Ultrahigh Resolution MRI-compatible SPECT system

06/01/2008-05/31/2011

NCI, 1R21 CA135736-01A1

P.I. L.J. Meng

Project description: The major goal of this project is to develop a very high resolution SPECT system that can be installed inside a 4.7T MRI scanner for simultaneous SPECT/MRI image acquisition.

 

A Prototype SPECT/CT system for In Vivo Tracking of Radiolabeled T Cells in Mouse Brain

04/01/2008-03/31/2009

UI Research Borad

P.I. L.J. Meng

Project description: The project was focused on developing a prototype SPECT/CT device for high resolution imaging of radiolabeled T cells in living mouse.

 

A Very High Spatial Resolution SPECT/CT System

09/01/2004-08/31/2009

NIBIB, R21/R33 EB004940

P.I. L.J. Meng

Project description: The major goal of this project is to develop a very high resolution SPECT/CT system for 125-I imaging in small animals