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Computer Surgical Simulation for Craniofacial Surgery

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
71506
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
DE016171
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MEDICAL MODELING, LLC
MEDICAL MODELING, LLC 17301 W COLFAX AVE, STE 300 GOLDEN, CO 80401 4892
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Computer Surgical Simulation for Craniofacial Surgery
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R42DE016171-02A1
Award Amount: $744,119.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The field of cranio-maxillofacial (CMF) surgery involves the correction of congenital and acquired deformities of the skull and face. These include dentofacial deformities, congenital deformities, and defects after tumo r ablation, post-traumatic defects, and deformities of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). In the United States each year, a significant number of patients undergo reconstructive surgery for these types of defects and deformities. Due to the complex nature of the craniofacial skeleton, craniofacial reconstructive surgery usually requires extensive pre-surgical planning. Traditional surgical planning methods for this type of the surgery involve a physical examination, plain radiographs (cephalometric radiogra phs), plaster dental models, three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) scans, and occasionally CT-based 3D physical models. Unfortunately, these methods are often not adequate for planning complex cranio-maxillofacial deformities. Over the last six y ears, our Surgical Planning Laboratory has developed a prototype system for computer- aided surgical simulation (CASS). The accuracy of our CASS system has been proven in the Phase I study. The specific aim of the Phase II proposal will be to develop a use r-friendly software package that will allow surgeons to plan complex cranio-maxillofacial surgeries from beginning to end. In addition, this newly developed software will be validated following the FDA? rules and regulations. Finally, we will continue to i nvestigate the clinical feasibility of the investigators? CASS. The ultimate goal of this project (Phase III) is to take this product to the market. The field of cranio-maxillofacial (CMF) surgery involves the correction of congenital and acquired deformit ies of the skull and face. These include dentofacial deformities, congenital deformities, and defects after tumor ablation, post-traumatic defects, and deformities of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). In the United States each year, a significant number o f patients undergo reconstructive surgery for these types of defects and deformities.

Principal Investigator:

James J. Xia
7134415576
JXIA@TMHS.ORG

Business Contact:

Andrew Christensen
Small Business Information at Submission:

MEDICAL MODELING, LLC
MEDICAL MODELING, LLC 17301 W COLFAX AVE, STE 300 GOLDEN, CO 80401

EIN/Tax ID: 841547967
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
METHODIST HOSPITAL RESEARCH IN
METHODIST HOSPITAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
6565 FANNIN, STB1-14
HOUSTON, TX 77030 2704
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization