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THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS CONTRACT PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP AN ENERGY SELECTIVE IMAGE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3042
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3042
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Digirad Corpon
1047 Elwell Court Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS CONTRACT PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP AN ENERGY SELECTIVE IMAGE DETECTOR THAT CAN BE UTILIZED WITH STANDARD RADIOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,910.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS CONTRACT PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP AN ENERGY SELECTIVE IMAGE DETECTOR THAT CAN BE UTILIZED WITH STANDARD RADIOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT. ENERGY SELECTIVE X-RAY IMAGES CAN PROVIDE IMPROVED VISUALIZATION OF LESIONS THROUGH SELECTIVE TISSUE SUBTRACTION, AND IMPROVED DIAGNOSIS OF THESE LESIONS THROUGH TISSUE CHARACTERIZATION. SPECIFIC AIMS ARE TO USE COMPUTER SIMULATIONS TO DESIGN AN OPTIMAL ENERGY SELECTIVE DETECTOR BASED ON PHOTOSTIMUABLE PHOSPHOR TECHNOLOGY, CONSTRUCT A PROTOTYPE, AND VERIFY PERFORMANCE BY USE OF PHANTOMS. COMPUTER SIMULATIONS WILL MEASURE THE RESPONSE OF MATERIALS TO X-RAY ENERGIES PRODUCED BY CONVENTIONAL RADIOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT. CANDIDATES FOR DETECTOR MATERIALS WILL BE THOSE THAT HAVE LARGE DIFFERENCES IN THEIR RESPONSE TO X-RAYS OF LOW AND HIGH ENERGIES, BUT WILL STILL PRODUCE A QUALITY IMAGE. PHOTOSTIMULATED RESPONSES WILL BE MEASURED FOR ALL CANDIDATE MATERIALS AND ENERGY SELECTIVE DETECTORS WILL BE FABRICATED FOR SELECTED MATERIALS. IMAGES OF SPECIFIC PHANTOMS WILL BE TAKEN, AND A SPECIAL PURPOSE LASER SCANNER WILL MEASURE THE ENERGY SELECTIVE DATA. PHASE II RESEARCH WILL BE DESIGNED TO STUDY SPECIFIC CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF THE ENERGY SELECTIVE SYSTEM BY COMPARISON TO ESTABLISHED MODALITIES AND SURGICAL AND PATHOLOGICAL FINDINGS.

Principal Investigator:

Robert e. alvarez
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
4159641777

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Digirad Corpon
1047 Elwell Court Palo Alto, CA 94303

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Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No