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ACOUSTOGRAPHIC BREAST IMAGING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13726
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13726
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SANTEC SYSTEMS, INC.
2924 Malmo Drive Arlington Heights, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: ACOUSTOGRAPHIC BREAST IMAGING
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,536.00
 

Abstract:

THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP ACOUSTOGRAPHY, A NEW IMAGING METHOD, TO AID IN THE DETECTIONAND CHARACTERIZATION OF BREAST CANCER. ACOUSTOGRAPHY USES ULTRASOUND TO PRODUCE FULL-FIELD PROJECTION IMAGES OF THE BREAST IN A MANNER THAT IS ANALOGOUS TO X-RAY MAMMOGRAPHY. AN "ACOUSTO-OPTICAL" LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY, ANALOGOUS TO A FLUOROSCOPIC SCREEN, IS USED TO VISUALIZE AND RECORD THE ULTRASONIC IMAGE OF THE ENTIRE BREAST. THE SPECIFIC AIM IN PHASE I WILL BE TO USE BREAST PHANTOMS TO EVALUATE ACOUSTOGRAPHY. TISSUE-MIMICKING MATERIALS CURRENTLY USED FOR PRODUCING PHANTOMS TO EVALUATE CONVENTIONAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT WILL BE USED TO PRODUCE BREAST PHANTOMS SUITABLE FOR ACOUSTOGRAPHIC STUDIES. COMMERCIALLY, ACOUSTOGRAPHY OFFERS PHYSICIANS A MUCH MORE PRACTICAL WAY OF GENERATING ULTRASONIC IMAGES BECAUSE THE ENTIRE BREAST CAN BE IMAGED WITH ONLY ONE OR TWO IMAGES, AND THE IMAGE FORMAT ALLOWS DIRECT SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON OF THE ULTRASONIC AND X-RAY BREAST IMAGES. COMPARED TO GENERAL-PURPOSE SCANNERS, ACOUSTOGRAPHY IS MORE REPEATABLE BECAUSE THE PROCEDURE CAN BE STANDARDIZED SIMILARLY TO AN X-RAY MAMMOGRAPHY EXAMINATION. COMPARED TO DEDICATED SCANNERS, ACOUSTOGRAPHY IS COST EFFECTIVE AND OFFERS HIGH PATIENT THROUGHPUT; THE ENTIRE BREAST INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE IN SECONDS ON ONE OR TWO IMAGES, ASOPPOSED TO 100 TO 150 IMAGES IN DEDICATED SCANNERS.

Principal Investigator:

J S Sandhu
3122158884

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Santec Systems Inc
708 S Milwaukee Ave Wheeling, IL 60090

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