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NearlR Photon-counting Camera for Optical Tomography

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
65369
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
CA101266
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, INC.
44 HUNT ST WATERTOWN, MA 02472-4699
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: NearlR Photon-counting Camera for Optical Tomography
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43CA101266-01
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Early detection and routine clinical screening represent the first line of defense for preventing fatalities from cancer, a disease, which claimed 551,833, lives in the U.S. during the year 2000. Significant advances have been made in the medical imaging of tumors; however, many of these techniques are too expensive to be implemented for routine screening. Diffuse optical tomography (DOT) promises to provide a low-cost method for routine, non-invasive cancer screening. Unfortunately, the absence of appropriate imaging technologies for the high-frequency modulation techniques employed by DOT severely limits the spatial resolution and constrains the diagnostic value of DOT. This program resolves these limitations by developing a fully integrated, nearlR digital camera chip, which is an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC), that counts photons using Geiger avalanche photodiodes. This all-digital, CMOS (complementary-symmetry metal-oxide-semiconductor) imaging technology fulfills the demanding requirements for providing high-resolution DOT images. In Phase I, we will explore appropriate fabrication architectures for the ASIC and fabricate prototype pixel elements, along with the critical circuit components needed to support the pixel element. We will test the prototype devices and compare their measured performance to the initial design specifications.

Principal Investigator:

James F. Christian
6179261167
JCHRISTIAN@RMDINC.COM

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
6179261167
GENTINE@RMDINC.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, INC.
RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES INC 44 HUNT ST WATERTOWN, MA 02472

EIN/Tax ID: 042546395
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No