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SOLID STATE DETECTOR FOR COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19403
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19403
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street Watertown, MA 02472-4699
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: SOLID STATE DETECTOR FOR COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT) IS A NONINVASIVE MEDICAL IMAGING TECHNIQUE WHICH PROVIDES A COMPLETE THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGE OF THE BODY. AT THE PRESENT TIME THE PERFORMANCE OF CT MACHINES ARE LIMITED BY THE X-RAY SENSORS USED. THE RESEARCH EFFORT WILL INVESTIGATE THE USE OF IMPROVED CADMIUM TELLURIDE (CDTE) DETECTORS WHICH WOULD OFFER SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS IN TERMS OF SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO IN THIS APPLICATION. IN ADDITION, CDTE DETECTORS ARE SIMPLER IN CONSTRUCTION THAN THE PHOTODIODE/SCINTILLATOR COMBINATIONS IN CURRENT USE. THE GOAL OF PHASE I OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING CDTE DETECTORS TO PRODUCE A CT SYSTEM WITH IMPROVED PERFORMANCE. IF SUCCESSFUL THIS PROGRAM WOULD PROVIDE DETECTORS FOR A NEW GENERATION OF IMPROVED CT MACHINES WHICH WILL PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY DATA WITH REDUCED PATIENT DOSE.

Principal Investigator:

Gerald Entine
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Radiation Monitoring
44 Hunt Street Watertown, MA 02172

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