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Company Information:

Company Name: INSTARECON INC
City: Urbana
State: IL
Zip+4: 61801-6720
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (217) 384-7530

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $554,642.29 5
SBIR Phase II $3,052,998.00 4

Award List:

CT Dose Reduction by Fast Iterative Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Brokish
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Dose reduction for x-ray CT has taken on substantial importance with the increased use of this imaging modality and the imaging of younger patients. The objective of this work is to develop and demonstrate the technical and commercial feasibility of a novel… More

Hardware for Ultra-Fast CT Reconstruction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Brokish
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In modern Multislice CT scanners, the speed of image reconstruction lags far behind the rate of data collection. The objective of this work is to develop a fundamentally new, algorithmically-accelerated, fast and flexible hardware image backprojector. The… More

SBIR Phase I: Ultra-Fast Software Image Reconstruction for Micro-CT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Brokish, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a fundamentally new, algorithmically accelerated, software based image reconstructor for x-ray micro-CT imaging. This will reduce the time to reconstruct high-resolution 3D micro-CT images without increasing the cost of… More

Hardware for Ultra-Fast CT Reconstruction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $730,601.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Image reconstruction in x-ray computer tomography (CT) scanners lags far behind the data acquisition. For example a whole-body scan using the latest 64-slice medical CT scanners, with sub-millimeter slice thickness, wh ich takes about 10 seconds to acquire,… More

SBIR Phase II: Ultra-Fast Software Image Reconstruction for Micro-CT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Brokish, DPhil
Award Amount: $453,488.00
Abstract:
The SBIR Phase II project aims to develop a software package that enables rapid image reconstruction for X-ray Micro-CT (computerized Tomography) imaging. Over the last few years, Micro-CT has become a very valuable tool in pharmaceutical and basic research. Current Micro-CT scanners have reached… More

CT Dose Reduction by Fast Iterative Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $734,327.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): With the increased use of x-ray CT, the development of a market for CT screening exams, and the imaging of younger patients, there is a growing concern about the public health risk caused by the radiation dose delivered by x-ray CT. The reduction of this dose… More

Advanced Algorithmic Acceleration and System Modeling for Low-Dose CT Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Brokish – 217-714-2911
Award Amount: $154,726.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): With the increased use of x-ray CT, the development of a market for CT screening exams, and the imaging of younger patients, there is a growing concern about the public health risk caused by the radiation dose deliveredby x-ray CT. The reduction of this dose has… More

Advanced Algorithmic Acceleration and System Modeling for Low-Dose CT Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Brokish – 217-714-2911
Award Amount: $1,134,582.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): With the increased use of x-ray CT, the development of a market for CT screening exams, and the imaging of younger patients, there is a growing concern about the public health risk caused by the radiation dose deliveredby x-ray CT. The reduction of this dose has… More

Algorithmically Accelerated Iterative Reconstruction for Fast and Cost-Effective CT-based Explosive Detection Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Brokish, Director of R&D – (217) 714-2911
Award Amount: $99,920.29
Abstract:
Accurate, realtime detection of explosives is a demanding application. High detection accuracy with a low false positive rate is desired. Noise and artifacts in reconstructed images, especially in the presence of metal, degrade the ability of detection algorithms to identify object's shape, volume,… More