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NOVEL X-RAY MAMMOGRAPHY SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16379
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16379
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aracor
425 Lakeside Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94086 0470
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: NOVEL X-RAY MAMMOGRAPHY SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $45,768.00
 

Abstract:

WE WILL DEVELOP AND DEMONSTRATE A NEW HARDWARE ARCHITECTURE FOR X-RAY MAMMOGRAPHY SYSTEMS THAT WILL PROVIDE ENHANCED DIAGNOSTIC PERFORMANCE, PRODUCING HIGHER QUALITY IMAGES AT LOWER PATIENT DOSE AND LOWER EXAMINATION COST. THE PROJECT WILL IMPLEMENT A NOVEL LINE-SCAN EXPOSURE METHOD THAT ENHANCES THE SIGNAL-TO-NOISE PERFORMANCE OF THE SYSTEM, IMPROVING ITS SMALL-OBJECT AND DIFFUSE-OBJECT DETECTABILITY. A KEY COMPONENT OF THE DEVELOPMENT WILL BE THE INNOVATIVE LAYERED SYNTHETIC MICROSTRUCTURE (LSM) X-RAY OPTIC, A MEDIUM-BANDWIDTH X-RAY INTERFERENCE MIRROR WHICH WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE SPECTRAL CONDITIONING AND COLLIMATION OF THE MAMMOGRAPHY X-RAY BEAM. SINCE THE NEW SYSTEM WILL USE ROBUST HIGH-VOLTAGE TUNGSTEN-TARGET X-RAY TUBES, RATHER THAN THE CONVENTIONAL MOLYBDENUM TUBES, AN INCREASE IN TUBE LIFE AND A REDUCTION IN REPLACEMENT-CYCLE COSTS WILL ALSO RESULT. A SUCCESSFUL PROJECT WILL PROVIDE TO THE U. S. MEDICAL COMMUNITY A SUPERIOR MAMMOGRAPHY DIAGNOSTIC CAPABILITY, EFFECTED BY SOURCE AND COLLIMATION IMPROVEMENTS AS DRAMATIC AS THOSE ALREADY ACHIEVED IN THE AREA OF MAMMOGRAPHY INTENSIFYING SCREEN/FILM DETECTORS.

Principal Investigator:

Koppel, Louis N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Aracor
425 Lakeside Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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