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HIGH RESOLUTION NUCLEAR CARDIAC IMAGING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80204
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HL083494
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: HIGH RESOLUTION NUCLEAR CARDIAC IMAGING
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44HL083494-02
Award Amount: $852,925.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Nuclear medicine imaging modalities such as single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) are powerful, non-invasive medical imaging techniques that provide an image of the t hree dimensional distribution of a radionuclide in any slice through an organ under study in the body. These images allow investigation of metabolism in the region being studied and are a useful tool for understanding the functioning of the organs as well as diagnosing symptoms of diseases. Nuclear medicine is a very important modality in cardiac imaging, providing both diagnosis as well as prognosis. SPECT is more commonly used in localizing coronary artery disease and as many as 90% of myocardial perfusio n studies are now performed using SPECT. The role of PET in cardiac imaging is gradually expanding, particularly in the areas of detecting coronary artery disease (where it shows ~10 to 15% higher accuracy then SPECT) and assessing myocardial viability. Re cent developments in combining nuclear medicine with X-ray CT imaging provide better attenuation correction in cardiac imaging studies. It is clear that nuclear medicine technologies are playing a prominent and an increasingly important role in cardiac car e and clinical diagnosis. However, there is urgent need for improvement in the performance of these imaging modalities in order to exploit their full potential. The goal of the proposed effort is to investigate a new high resolution detector for nuclear me dicine.

Principal Investigator:

Gerald Entine
6179261167
GENTINE@RMDINC.COM

Business Contact:

Entine Gerald
gentine@rmdinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, INC.
44 Hunt Street Watertown, MA 02472

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