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ANNULAR BRAIN SPECT DETECTOR USING DIGITAL POSITION ANALYSIS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1441
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1441
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
DIGITAL SCINTIGRAPHICS, INC.
222 CALVARY ST WALTHAM, MA 02154
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: ANNULAR BRAIN SPECT DETECTOR USING DIGITAL POSITION ANALYSIS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL IS PART OF THE PROGRAM INITIATED BY DIGITAL SCINTIGRAPHICS, INC. TO DEVELOP A COMMERCIALLY VIABLE SINGLE PHOTON EMISSION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (SPECT) CAMERA EMPLOYING, FOR THE FIRST TIME, TOTALLY DIGITAL POSITION ANALYSIS PROCEDURES. CURRENT EFFORT IS BASED ON THE USE OF AN ANNULAR CRYSTAL OFFERING MUCH HIGHER SENSITIVITY AND HIGHER FIDELITY THAN AVAILABLE INSTRUMENTS. OTHER CHARACTERISTICS SUCH AS MECHANICAL SIMPLICITY, HIGH EVENT RATE, AND AUTO-CALIBRATION CAPABILITIES OFFER THE PROMISE OF A CAMERA HAVING SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES FOR CLINICAL STUDIES. THE PHASE I PROPOSAL WOULD INVOLVE THE DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL ALGORITHMS DESIGNED TO OPTIMIZE RESOLUTION AND UNIFORMITY, THE FINALIZING OF THE OPTIMUM CRYSTAL SIZE AND PHOTOMULTIPLIER REQUIREMENTS FOR A CLINICAL PROTOTYPE, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPUTER-CONTROLLED CALIBRATION PROCEDURES. AT THE COMPLETION OF PHASE I, WE WILL UNDERSTAND THE OBTAINABLE PERFORMANCE OF THE LABORATORY PROTOTYPE, AND HOW VARIOUS PARAMETERS AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE. DETAILED KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRADEOFFS INVOLVED WILL ENABLE US TO PROCEED TO PHASE II OF OUR PROGRAM, WHICH IS THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CLINICAL PROTOTYPE SUPERIOR TO EXISTING SPECT SYSTEMS.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Paul Smith
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Digital Scintigraphics Inc.
49 Fairmont St Belmont, MA 02178

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