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STTR Phase I:Video Analysis Techniques for Computer-Aided Quality Control for…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88485
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0740596
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EndoMetric, LLC
3124 Greenwood Rd Ames, IA 50014 4504
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: STTR Phase I:Video Analysis Techniques for Computer-Aided Quality Control for Colonoscopy
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0740596
Award Amount: $149,474.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will develop algorithms for a quality control system for colonoscopy (a procedure where the mucosa of the large bowel is inspected via a flexible tube with a camera on it) that has contributed to a marked decline in the number of colorectal cancer related deaths. However, recent data suggest that there is a significant miss-rate for the detection of even large polyps and cancers. Anticipated results of this research are: (1) algorithms for colonoscopy to determine whether the beginning of the large bowel was reached; (2) algorithms for detecting the appearance of the appendiceal orifice as the appendix is located at the beginning of the colon, its detection confirms that the entire colon has been traversed; and (3) software tools to derive quality measurements. The broader impacts of this research are that it will enable automated, objective quality control for colonoscopy in large-scale, day-to-day medical settings, which is currently not feasible. This has the potential to benefit the health of millions of people each year. If successful it will initiate new research and development in quaity control for other endoscopic procedures such as bronchoscopy, cystoscopy, and laparoscopy. The project will contribute to medical education, research, and practice by providing videos containing all aspects of typical colonoscopy practice and corresponding quality measurements that can be used for teaching and training of new endoscopists and recertification of previously certified endoscopists.

Principal Investigator:

Wallapak Tavanapong
PhD
5152928444
tavanapo@cs.iastate.edu

Business Contact:

Wallapak Tavanapong
PhD
5152928444
tavanapo@cs.iastate.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

EndoMetric, LLC
3124 Greenwood Rd Ames, IA 50014

EIN/Tax ID: 205922027
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of North Texas
1501 Chestnut
Denton, TX 76203
Contact: JungHwan Oh
Contact Phone: (515) 292-8444
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university