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TRUE-COLOR IMAGE WORKSTATION FOR PATHOLOGY RESEARCH

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7389
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7389
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
POTOMAC MEDICAL SYSTEMS
3900 RESERVOIR RD NW WASHINGTON, DC 20007
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: TRUE-COLOR IMAGE WORKSTATION FOR PATHOLOGY RESEARCH
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

UNTIL NOW, THE BENEFITS OF COMPUTERIZATION HAVE NOT SPREAD TO IMAGE-BASED FIELDS SUCH AS PATHOLOGY. ALTHOUGH A FEW EXPENSIVE IMAGE-PROCESSING COMPUTER SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN USED FOR PATHOLOGY RESEARCH, AFFORDABLE, GENERAL-PURPOSE SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN UNAVAILABLE. IMAGE PROCESSING HAS BEEN LIMITED TO BLACK-AND-WHITE IMAGES. RECENT PROGRESS IN MICROCOMPUTERIMAGE-PROCESSING HARDWARE WILL NOW ALLOW THE PRODUCTION OF AFFORDABLE SYSTEMS THAT PROVIDE TRUE-COLOR IMAGE PROCESSING AND SOPHISTICATED IMAGE STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS. THE AIM OF PHASE I OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DESIGN A TRUE-COLORIMAGE-PROCESSING WORKSTATION FOR PATHOLOGY RESEARCH. THE WORKSTATION WILL BE BASED ON A POWERFUL MICROCOMPUTER, SPECIALIZED OFF-THE-SHELF HARDWARE TO OBTAIN TRUE-COLOR MICROSCOPIC IMAGES, AND A REMOVABLE WRITE-ONCE LASER DISK DRIVE TO PROVIDE HIGH-CAPACITY STORAGE FOR IMAGES. IMAGE-PROCESSING SOFTWARE WILL BE DESIGNED TO ALLOW ROUTINE IMAGE MEASUREMENT, MANIPULATION, IDENTIFICATION, AND ANALYSIS. RESEARCH WILL BE DONE ON ALGORITHMS FOR TRUE-COLOR IMAGE PROCESSING, AND A STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM FOR IMAGES WILL BE PLANNED. FINALLY, ALL SYSTEM COMPONENTS WILL BE INTEGRATED INTO A USER-FRIENDLY RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT. PHASE II OF THIS PROJECT WILL INCLUDE ASSEMBLY OF THE WORKSTATION, DEVELOPMENT OF IMAGE-PROCESSING SOFTWARE, TESTING, AND FIELD TRIALS.

Principal Investigator:

Ruth E Dayhoff
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Potomac Medical Systems
Po Box 4212 Silver Spring, MD 20904

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