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

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
79468
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0610904
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
INSTARECON INC
414 Brookens Drive Urbana, IL 61801-6720
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: SBIR Phase II: Ultra-Fast Software Image Reconstruction for Micro-CT
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0750502
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 a resolution of 1 micrometer and thus allow high resolution in-vivo and ex-vivo three dimensional examination of entire small animals such as mice. Other applications of Micro-CT range from functional imaging to use in material science. Yet, high resolution reconstruction of a single data set can be extremely time intensive, thus limiting the use. If analysis software capable of speeding up image reconstruction by 2 or 3 orders of magnitude can be developed, such software would significantly decrease the time to analyze high-resolution Micro-CT images and would thus increase the utility of this powerful imaging method.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Brokish
DPhil
2173847530
brokish@instarecon.com

Business Contact:

Jeffrey Brokish
DPhil
2173847530
brokish@instarecon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

InstaRecon, Inc.
414 Brookens Dr. Urbana, IL 61801

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