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A SYNCHRONIZED FLYING-SPOT TRANSILLUMINATION DEVICE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19137
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19137
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QUANTUM RESEARCH SERVICES
5410 APEX HWY, STE W DURHAM, NC 27713
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: A SYNCHRONIZED FLYING-SPOT TRANSILLUMINATION DEVICE
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,999.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT SEEKS TO CONSTRUCT, TEST AND PREPARE FOR A LATER CLINICAL TRIAL (BY OTHERS), A FLYING-SPOT INFRA-RED (IR) OR NEAR-IR TRANSILLUMINATOR, WHICH MIGHT HAVE USE AS AN ADJUNCTIVE BREAST-CANCER EXAMINATION MODALITY. THE INSTRUMENT DIFFERS FROM PREVIOUS DESIGNS BY THIS AND OTHER GROUPS IN THAT MECHANICAL TRANSLATION OF THE OBJECT IS AVOIDED, IN THAT A NEW INPUT-OUTPUT SYNCHRONIZATION TECHNIQUE IS USED AND IN THAT THTE EQUIPMENT CONFIGURATION CAN CLOSELY MATCH THAT OF THE STANDARD X-RAY MAMMOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT WITH WHICH THE NEW DEVICE WOULD BE COMPARED IN CLINICAL TRIALS; THIS WOULD ELIMINATE A CONFUSING VARIABLE IN COMPARISONS OF TRANSILLUMINATION AND X-RAY EQUIPMENT. THE ADVANTAGES OF THE EQUIPMENT ARE EXPECTED TO BE (1) IMPROVED CONTRAST (AND SECONDARILY RESOLUTION), THEREBY INCREASING THE VALUE OF TRANSILLUMINATION AS A DIAGNOSTIC ADJUNCT; (2) ORTHODIASCOPIC (DISTROTION-FREE) IMAGING; (3) DIGITAL OUTPUT, FACILITATING MULTI-WAVELENGTH EXAMINATIONS AND CONTRAST MANIPULATION; (4) DAYLIGHT OPERATION; (5) SENSITIVITY TO CHEMICAL AS WELL AS PHYSICAL COMPOSITION, FACILITATING USE OF CHEMICAL CONTRAST AGENTS; (6) RELATIVELY LOW INSTALLATION AND OPERATIONAL COST; AND (7) NO PATIENT DOSE.

Principal Investigator:

Fearghus T O'foghludha
9195444952

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Quantum Research Services
100 Capitola Dr Durham, NC 27713

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