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AMERICAN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING (AS&E) WILL DESIGN AND BUILD A LOW-DOSE, DIGITAL…

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Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4721
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4721
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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American Institute For Rsrch
1100 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: AMERICAN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING (AS&E) WILL DESIGN AND BUILD A LOW-DOSE, DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY SYSTEM BASED ON ITS MINIMAL DOSE DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY SYSTEM (MDDBR).
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $32,000.00
 

Abstract:

AMERICAN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING (AS&E) WILL DESIGN AND BUILD A LOW-DOSE, DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY SYSTEM BASED ON ITS MINIMAL DOSE DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY SYSTEM (MDDBR). AS&E NOW BUILDS AND SELLS A SINGLE-BEAM FLYING SPOT SYSTEM. THIS HAS PROVENTO BE VERY USEFUL IN PROVIDING DIAGNOSTIC IMAGES AT LOW DOSE(2M ROENTGENS SKIN ENTRANCE EXPOSURE) BUT IS LIMITED BECAUSEOF X-RAY TUBE LOADING FOR SHORT-TERM MULTIPLE IMAGES AND BECAUSE OF SPATIAL RESOLUTION FOR CHEST IMAGING. DURING PHASE I, AS&E WILL DO A DESIGN STUDY OF MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED TO EXTEND ITS MDDBR SYSTEM TO GENERAL RADIOGRAPHY. THIS WILL INCLUDE MECHANICAL STABILITY REQUIREMENTS, IMAGE ACQUISITION, AND DATA COMPRESSION. THE DESIGN STUDY WILL ALSO ADDRESS COST REDUCTION OF THE DETECTOR SYSTEM. PRELIMINARY IMAGES WILL ALSO BE TAKEN TO DEMONSTRATE THE CAPABILITY AND TO VERIFY MODULATION TRANSFER FUNCTIONS AND QUANTUM EFFICIENCY CALCULATIONS. DURING PHASE II, AS&E WILLPROPOSE TO MODIFY EQUIPMENT AT A CLINICAL SITE AND, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE RADIOLOGISTS AT THAT SITE, TEST THE SYSTEM TO CHARACTERIZE THE IMPROVEMENTS.

Principal Investigator:

Paul j bjorkholm
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
6176616180

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American Institute For Rsrch
1100 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

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