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INTERACTIVE REGISTRATION OF VOLUMETRIC DATA

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19426
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19426
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NorthWest Research Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 3027 Bellevue, WA 98009-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: INTERACTIVE REGISTRATION OF VOLUMETRIC DATA
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,971.00
 

Abstract:

THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE IS TO IMPLEMENT A PERSONAL COMPUTER-BASED SYSTEM SUPPORTING VOLUMETRIC DATA REGISTRATION AND OTHER TASKS REQUIRED IN THE ANALYSIS OF VOLUME DATA SUCH AS PET, MRI, XCT, ETC. THE SYSTEM WILL COMBINE THE CONVENIENCE AND EASE-OF-USE CHARACTERISTICS OF PERSONAL COMPUTERS WITH NETWORK CAPABILITIES EXPLOITING DATA STORAGE AND COMPUTATIONAL SERVICES TYPICALLY AVAILABLE AT MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS. BENEFITS RESULTING FROM INCREASED ACCESS TO VOLUME DATA, EVOCATIVE VISUAL PRESENTATIONS, AND SOLUTION OF THE REGISTRATION PROBLEM WHEN MULTIPLE DATA VOLUMES ARE INVOLVED WILL BE VALUABLE IN BOTH CLINICAL AND RESEARCH SETTINGS. THE SPECIFIC AIMS OF PHASE I ARE (1) DEVELOP AND TEST A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM, AND (2) DEVELOP NEW ALGORITHMS TO SUPPORT THE FAST RENDERING OF IMAGERS REPRESENTING ARBITRARY SLICES THROUGH A VOLUME. THE METHODOLOGY WILL INCLUDE THE USE OF A MATURE GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT, VISUAL METAPHORS BASED ON ARBITRARY PLANAR SLICES TO PROVIDE VISUAL ACCESS TO 3D DATA, AND EFFICIENT PIXEL-BASE RENDERING STRATEGIES. INNOVATIONS INCLUDE (1) EFFICIENT ALGORITHMS THAT MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO RENDER ARBITRARY SLICES IN NEAR REAL-TIME, (2) VISUAL METAPHORS AND USER-INTERFACE PROTOCOLS NEEDED TO FACILITATE INTERACTIVE REGISTRATION, AND (3) THE CREATION OF AN ARCHITECTURE SUPPORTING USER-EXTENSIBILITY AND EXPLOITING DATABASE AND COMPUTATION SERVICE AVAILABLE VIA NETWORK.

Principal Investigator:

R David Lucas
2064538141

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Northwest Research
Po Box 3027 Belluvue, WA 98007

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