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SCATTER CONTROL IN BEDSIDE RADIOGRAPHY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
53771
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1R43CA084791-01A1
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
X-RAY IMAGING INNOVATIONS
130 S CREST DR, STE 110 BIRMINGHAM, AL 35209-3607
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: SCATTER CONTROL IN BEDSIDE RADIOGRAPHY
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $107,250.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (Verbatim from the Applicant's Abstract): Bedside radiography is one of the few fields of radiology in which there is no commercially viable means of controlling scattered radiation. This is due to the difficulty in aligning the focal spot with an anti-scatter grid. X-ray scatter therefore often reduces the contrast in bedside radiographs by a factor of 10 or more. This problem is exacerbated in digital imaging systems, which are usually more sensitive to scatter than conventional systems. A practical and convenient solution to this problem is proposed. The goal of Phase I will be to build and evaluate the proposed sensor subsystem, and of Phase II to produce a complete preproduction system and to demonstrate its clinical utility. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: This invention is directly applicable to bedside and mobile radiography.

Principal Investigator:

David M. Gauntt

Business Contact:


2052901190
GTBARNES@XRII.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

X-RAY IMAGING INNOVATIONS
92 ROBERT JEMISON RD BIRMINGHAM, AL 35209

EIN/Tax ID: 631210109
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No