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INTERACTIVE MEDICAL IMAGE ANALYSIS WORKSTATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16390
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16390
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BIO-IMAGING RESEARCH, INC.
425 BARCLAY BOULEVARD LINCOLNSHIRE, IL 60069
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: INTERACTIVE MEDICAL IMAGE ANALYSIS WORKSTATION
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE RESULT OF THIS PHASE I EFFORT WILL BE A DETAILED PLAN TO SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE SPEED AND, HENCE, THE INTERACTIVITY OF ANALYZE, AN ALREADY USEFUL MEDICAL IMAGE ANALYSIS SYSTEM. ANALYZE IS A SOFTWARE SYSTEM FOR THE ANALYSIS OF MEDICAL IMAGES, DEVELOPED AT MAYO FOUNDATION'S BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPUTER RESOURCE. INCREASED PERFORMANCE WILL BE ACHIEVED BY IMPLEMENTING SELECTED PORTIONS OF ANALYZE ON A MULTIPLE PROCESSING ELEMENT (PE) ENVIRONMENT. FUNCTIONS OF ANALYZE FOR WHICH DECREASED IMAGE GENERATION TIME IS IMPORTANT, SUCH AS VOLUME RENDERING WILL BE SELECTED. NEXT, DETAILED PLANS WILL BE GENERATED TO PORT THE RELEVANT PORTIONS OF THE EXISTING CODE IN ANALYZE TO THE MULTIPLE PE ENVIRONMENT. THE IMPLEMENTATION WILL USE THE LINDA KERNAL STRATEGY WHICH ALLOWS AN ARBITRARY NUMBER OF PES TO BE UTILIZED. THIS STRATEGY INSURES THAT THE PERFORMANCE OF ANY WORKSTATION USING THE MULTIPLE PE ARCHITECTURE CAN BE INCREASED BY SIMPLY INCREASING THE NUMBER OF PES. THE LONG TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IN PHASE II IS TO PRODUCE MULTIPLE PE BASED CIRCUIT BOARDS SUITABLE FOR INCORPORATION INTO EXISTING UNIX-BASED IMAGING WORKSTATIONS AND THE ASSOCIATED VERSION OF ANALYZE TO OPERATE IN THIS ENVIRONMENT. THIS APPROACH WILL LEAD TO INCREASE THE UTILITY OF ANALYZE BY EXTENDING THE OPERATIONAL RANGE OF ANALYZE TO INCLUDE LARGER DATASETS WHILE MINIMIZING THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW SOFTWARE. THIS SCHEME WILL ALSO ALLOW FOR A HIGH PERFORMANCE OPERATION OF ANALYZE ON LOWER PERFORMANCE WORKSTATIONS AND POTENTIALLY EVEN PERSONAL COMPUTERS.

Principal Investigator:

Chandran, V C Ravi
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Bio-imaging Research, Inc.
425 Barclay Boulevard Lincolnshire, IL 60069

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