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Integrated ultrasound and digital mammography system

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
65476
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
CA100959
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
FISCHER IMAGING CORPORATION
FISCHER IMAGING CORPORATION 12300 N GRANT ST DENVER, CO 80241
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Integrated ultrasound and digital mammography system
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43CA100959-01
Award Amount: $468,185.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long term objective of this research application is to develop an integrated ultrasound and digital x-ray imaging system for screening and diagnostic mammography. Our primary hypothesis is that the simultaneous acquisition, and presentation of spatially correlated digital x-ray and ultrasound images of the breast will improve the inherent sensitivity and specificity of conventional screening mammography, particularly for patients with dense breasts, leading to a substantial reduction in missed cancers and unnecessary biopsies. A secondary hypothesis is that the proposed computerized acquisition of full-breast ultrasound images will decrease the operator-dependent variability of conventional free-hand breast sonography. Specific aims of Phase I research are to: (1) Develop a prototype integrated system designed to simultaneously acquire optimized breast ultrasound and digital mammography images; (2) Compare the imaging performance of the integrated system to the imaging performance of conventional dedicated breast ultrasound and full-field digital mammography systems; and (3) Develop and evaluate methods for spatial registration and display of simultaneously acquired breast ultrasound and digital mammography images. Phase I research will focus primarily on feasibility studies, utilizing ultrasound, x-ray and multi-modality breast phantoms to evaluate the performance of the integrated system over a limited field-of-view. Phase I research results will be used to develop several full-breast clinical prototypes in Phase II and to test the clinical outcome hypothesis indicated above.

Principal Investigator:

Guy M. Besson
3034102862
GUY.BESSON@FOREVISIONTECHNOLOGIES.COM

Business Contact:

Morgan Nields
3032542525
MNIELDS@FISCHERIMAGING.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

FISCHER IMAGING CORPORATION
FISCHER IMAGING CORPORATION 12300 N GRANT ST DENVER, CO 80241

EIN/Tax ID: 362756787
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No