Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a laser guided radiation wound probe.
A novel laser guided radiation wound probe has been developed by University of California, Davis researchers. In the event of a terrorist dirty bomb attack or accidental explosion of a high activity and high specific activity (HASA) radiation source, this probe allows for precise detection of embedded sources of radiation.
This device provides emergency medical staff a means of efficiently pinpointing the location of small, embedded HASA radiation sources. To do so, the wound probe utilizes a small Geiger-Mueller detector inside of a lead pinhole collimator. To pinpoint the location of the radiation source, a diode laser beam is fired through the collimator port as a patient is scanned in the x, y, and z planes.
|United States Of America||Issued Patent||7,038,205||05/02/2006||2004-227|