July 24, 2014Zecotek Display Systems and the Institute of Chemical Physics Develop Metal Alloys for 3D Printing
March 29, 2011Joint Institute for Nuclear Research for CERN COMPASS Experiment to Use Solid-State Photo Detectors
February 10, 2010Prestigious University to use Zecotek's LFS Crystals for Next-Generation PET Program
April 15, 2009Zecotek Establishes Ongoing Relationship with CERN with Initial Order of MAPD photo detectors
March 03, 2009Zecotek Closes Financing and Receives Grant Money from the Gov't of Malaysia and Singapore
December 03, 2007Demonstration of 32 inch 3D Display and Insight Media to Advise with 3D Market Entry
Archive of News Releases
To access a complete listing of Zecotek's news releases click here: ...more
UCDavis Orders More LFS Crystals
July 12, 2016
University of California Orders LFS Scintillation Crystals for High Resolution PET/MR Module
“Once again we have turned to Zecotek Photonics to supply high quality LFS scintillation crystals for our new approaches to PET detectors,” said Dr. Simon R. Cherry, Distinguished Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis. “This experiment combines positron emission tomography with magnetic resonance in a module to produce a more effective scanning device in specific situations. Zecotek’s scintillation crystals have unique qualities including fast decay time that make them attractive for a range of high-performance PET detector designs.”
“The University of California, Davis has ordered additional LFS-3 scintillation crystals for an upcoming experiment for high resolution PET detectors," said Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President, and CEO of Zecotek Photonics Inc. “We continue to maintain a close relationship with Cherry Labs and UC Davis, who have experienced firsthand the benefits of LFS crystals from both a cost and performance perspective. Our fast decay times and high light yield combined with competitive pricing make them the ideal choice for PET development and manufacturing both at a research and industrial level. Cherry Labs continues to be a leader in the nuclear medicine research field and we are proud to support them in their endeavors."
As previously announced in September 2015, the University of California, Davis successfully tested the patented LFS scintillation crystals in a new leading edge coating-based, depth-encoding approach for PET detectors. This order of additional LFS crystals is for PET/MR modules.
While it is not expect that combined PET/MR will replace PET/CT for clinical diagnostics, it is likely to overtake PET/CT in small-animal and clinical research. PET/MR presents advantages because MR does not require additional ionizing radiation like CT does, and it provides much better soft-tissue contrast. MR’s low sensitivity is combined with PET’s high sensitivity, and MR makes up for PET’s lack of anatomic landmarks for metabolic information.
Another advantage of combined PET/MR is the acquiring of multiple functional and physiologic parameters at the same time, such as temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate. This can be especially important when imaging certain parts of the body, such as the abdominal area, where differences in patient movement and position makes fusing sequential images problematic.
Zecotek Photonics Inc (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I) is a photonics technology company developing high-performance scintillation crystals, photo detectors, positron emission tomography scanning technologies, 3D auto-stereoscopic displays, 3D metal printing, and lasers for applications in medical, high-tech and industrial sectors. Founded in 2004, Zecotek operates three divisions: Imaging Systems, Optronics Systems and 3D Display Systems with labs located in Canada, Korea, Russia, Singapore and U.S.A. The management team is focused on building shareholder value by commercializing over 50 patented and patent pending novel photonic technologies directly and through strategic alliances, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Switzerland), Beijing Opto-Electronics Technology Co. Ltd. (China), NuCare Medical Systems (South Korea), the University of Washington (United States), and National NanoFab Center (South Korea). For more information visit www.zecotek.com and follow @zecotek on Twitter.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based on management’s expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual future results and trends may differ materially from what may have been stated.
For Additional Information Please Contact:
Zecotek Photonics Inc.
T: (604) 783-8291
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news release. If you would like to receive news from Zecotek in the future please visit the corporate website at www.zecotek.com.