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Video Image Processing for Laparoscopic Surgery

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22087
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22087
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
WESTERN RESEARCH COMPANY, INC.
3275 W INA RD, STE 215 TUCSON, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Video Image Processing for Laparoscopic Surgery
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

The goal is to develop a specific software and hardware system that will integrate with current video Laparoscopic surgical devices and provide for improved recognition and identification of relevant anatomical structures. In Phase I, we will characterize the color properties of key anatomical structures as viewed by a video laparoscopy. Specifically, the variation of these properties within a single patient throughout the course of the procedure and between different procedures will be investigated. The color properties and their variations will serve as the basis for the development of specific color image processing approaches to improve the identification of anatomical features on the video monitor with the expectation of decreasing the frequency of surgical complications.

Principal Investigator:

Brian L. Craine
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Western Research Company, Inc.
2127 East Speedway Tucson, AZ 85719

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