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Software Toolkit for Image Guided Surgery

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66093
Program Year/Program:
2003 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
EB000374
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KITWARE, INC.
28 CORPORATE DRIVE SUITE 204 CLIFTON PARK, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Software Toolkit for Image Guided Surgery
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R41EB000374-01A1
Award Amount: $99,824.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Phase I STTR application represents a partnership between a university-based research group (Imaging Science and Information Systems [ISIS] Center, Department of Radiology, Georgetown University) and a small business specializing in open-source software development (Kitware, Inc. of Clifton Park, NY). Over the past 1 1/2years, the ISIS Center has been developing a prototype image-guided surgery system called IGBiopsy to enhance the precision of instrument placement for minimally invasive abdominal interventions. This system incorporates a soon-to-be commercially available magnetic tracking system and specially designed needles whose tip position can be monitored. The software for this prototype is based on the Visualization Toolkit (VTK), an open-source software system developed and now supported by Kitware. This prototype software and hardware will be used as the starting point for the work proposed here. The specific aims are: 1. Integration. As a demonstration project, we will integrate the graphical user interface for image-guided abdominal interventions developed by Georgetown with the Insight Registration and Segmentation toolkit (ITK) developed by Kitware and others. 2. Pre-clinical evaluation. The software developed in Aim 1 will be evaluated in a pre-clinical study using a liver respiratory motion phantom already developed by Georgetown. The accuracy of the system in assisting the physician in placing a biopsy needle into a simulated liver lesion will be evaluated. These tests and Specific Aim 3 will also be used to evaluate the accuracy of the magnetic tracking hardware in the interventional suite. 3. Clinical evaluation. The system will be further evaluated using a cadaver study in the interventional suite. The accuracy of the system in assisting the physician in targeting selected points in the liver will be evaluated. If the Phase I work proposed here is successful, Kitware and Georgetown University will be in a position to develop an open-source software framework for image-guided surgery in a Phase II effort.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin R. Cleary
2026878253
CLEARY@GEORGETOWN.EDU

Business Contact:


5183713971
Small Business Information at Submission:

Kitware, Inc.
469 CLIFTON CORPORATE PKY 469 CLIFTON CORPORATE PKY Clifton Park, NY 12065

EIN/Tax ID: 141802694
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
37TH AND O STS NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20057
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university