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Portable High Resolution C-scan Ultrasound Camera for Diagnosis of Bone…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77491
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-160-2024
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Imperium, Inc.
5901-F Ammendale Road Beltsville, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Portable High Resolution C-scan Ultrasound Camera for Diagnosis of Bone Fractures and Soft Tissue Injury
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-07-C-0021
Award Amount: $69,998.00
 

Abstract:

In this project, Imperium Inc., together with Georgetown University Medical Center, propose to build a speckle-free, non-ionizing, high resolution C-scan ultrasound system for detection of small fractures and foreign objects in soft tissue. This `ultrasound camera', contrasts to B-mode ultrasonic devices which require extensive training to operate. The C-scan device is free of any distortion seen typically on conventional devices. With this device, a medic could quickly detect small bone fractures and foreign objects and quantify the depth in real time. It could be determined whether or not an injury with pain was a fracture and require evacuation or without a fracture could be treated locally. The images generated from the C-scan device are striking in their fluoroscopy-like appearance. Due to the use of a semiconductor imaging array, the ultrasound signals can be directly acquired without using a reconstruction algorithm. This array detects and converts the ultrasound to electronic signals, similar to a digital camera. Preliminary results using this device show improved capabilities over both x-ray and B-scan in finding foreign objects in soft tissue.

Principal Investigator:

Marvin Lasser
Chairman
3014312911
lasserm@imperiuminc.com

Business Contact:

Robert Lasser
President & CEO
3014312911
blasser@imperiuminc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

IMPERIUM, INC.
1738 Elton Rd., Suite 218 Silver Spring, MD 20903

EIN/Tax ID: 521291663
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No