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PRACTICAL AND COMPACT HIGH RATIO MAMMOGRAPHY GRID SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
59836
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
CA083425
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: 2002
Title: PRACTICAL AND COMPACT HIGH RATIO MAMMOGRAPHY GRID SYSTEM
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44CA083425-02
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

It is well known that scattered X-rays significantly degrade image contrast in mammography. As a result commercially available mammography units all employ low ratio grids to reduce the effects of scatter and image contrast. However, conventional mammography grids are limited in their ability to control scatter, particularly for thick dense breasts, and marked improvement in image contrast is possible with more efficient scatter control. Such improvements have been demonstrated with high ratio, high primary transmission grids. However, these grids have to move through a large distance to suppress grid artifacts, are bulky, and have limited patient positioning flexibility. Described as a practical and compact high ratio, high primary transmission mammography grid system. In Phase I the feasibility of such an approach was demonstrated. The goals in Phase II are to design and fabricate a high ratio, high primary transmission grid system; to evaluate its performance with phantoms; and to demonstrate its clinical utility.

Principal Investigator:

David M. Gauntt
2052901190
DGAUNTT@XRII.COM

Business Contact:

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

X-RAY IMAGING INNOVATIONS
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