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Scatter Control in Bedside Radiography

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66097
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
CA084791
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: 2003
Title: Scatter Control in Bedside Radiography
Agency: HHS
Contract: 9R44EB000828-02
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Bedside radiography is an area of x-ray imaging 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, in which the position and orientation of the anti-scatter grid is determined by a computer. In Phase I we demonstrated a simple means of determining the grid position and orientation relative to the tube head. In Phase II we propose to incorporate this system into a modified complete pre-production mobile radiographic unit 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