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Solid-State Imager for Locating and Defining Tumors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22067
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22067
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aurora Technologies
7408 Trade Street San Diego, CA 92121
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Solid-State Imager for Locating and Defining Tumors
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,297.00
 

Abstract:

We will develop and test a light weight solid state imaging device (8x8 inches square) suitable for use in the operating room. Its specific application would be to assist the surgeon in locating tumor accumulations of radioactivity labelled monoclonal antibodies during surgical exploration. The unique feature of the imager is the detector will consist of an array of solid state elements rather than a single sodium iodide (NaI) crystal scintillator, as will be used in conventional (Anger-type) cameras. Its thickness and weight could be reduced because the imager would not use photomultiplier tubes or light pipes. This will result in a configuration in which the imager can be suspended above and moved in any position over the operative field, while being maintained in a sterile environment in much the same manner as a operating room light or operating microscope. The Phase I effort will demonstrate feasibility by producing and evaluating a 5 cm(2) imager with 6 mm resolution; the demonstration will include a 25 element solid state detector array that amplifies signal processing electronics and has a capability for video display and memory storage of the image.

Principal Investigator:

Jack F. Butler
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aurora Technologies
7408 Trade Street San Diego, CA 92121

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No