Nu Views

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leicester
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

The aim of our project is to develop a new type of hand-held camera combining gamma ray and optical imaging, (which we have called the 'NuViews') particularly suited to intra-operative use. We aim to construct a laboratory prototype system, suitable for preliminary tests in the clinical environment, and will commission a market assessment to clarify the future commercialisation and generation of new IP. The successful project will have two main deliverables: a) A working laboratory prototype camera that can be further developed towards a full commercial system and b) a clear understanding of the commercial market. From this strong position the technology will have a clearly identified route to market and an increased potential for future commercialisation and generation of new IP.

Publications

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Bhatia BS (2015) A scheme for assessing the performance characteristics of small field-of-view gamma cameras. in Physica medica : PM : an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology : official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics (AIFB)

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Fiori E (2017) Letter regarding 'Covered versus uncovered metal stents for malignant gastric outlet obstruction: Systematic review and meta-analysis'. in Digestive endoscopy : official journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society

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Lees J (2012) A Hybrid Camera for simultaneous imaging of gamma and optical photons in Journal of Instrumentation

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Lees J (2014) A small field of view camera for hybrid gamma and optical imaging in Journal of Instrumentation

 
Description Hybrid optical/gamma camera
Exploitation Route Futher development and improvements funded by a subsequent grant.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Environment,Healthcare,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

 
Description CLASP - NuViews
Amount £147,437 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2011 
End 06/2012
 
Description LRI 
Organisation Leicester Royal Infirmary
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Expertise in X- and Gamma-Ray instrumentation
Collaborator Contribution Clincial expertise
Impact Publications Successful grant applications
Start Year 2011
 
Description QMC 
Organisation Queen's Medical Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Knowledge and expertise, co-authoring paers and co-applicate on grant bids
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge and expertise, co-authoring paers and co-applicate on grant bids
Impact Successfull grant bid
 
Title Devices for Imaging Radionuclide Emissions 
Description A device for gamma ray imaging 
IP Reference AU2002222121 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted
Licensed Commercial In Confidence
Impact Commercial in confidence
 
Title Imaging Device and Method 
Description An device for combined optical and gamma ray imaging 
IP Reference 22 March 12 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2012
Licensed Commercial In Confidence
Impact Commercial in confidence
 
Title MGRC 
Description gamma ray cammera for medical imaging, currently in clincal imaging trials 
Type Diagnostic Tool - Imaging
Current Stage Of Development Initial development
Year Development Stage Completed 2010
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact results being used to improve the camera prior to applying for CE mark