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A MINIATURIZED 6D POSITION LOCATOR FOR MEDICAL IMAGING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19406
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19406
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASCENSION TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
107 CATAMOUNT DRIVE MILTON, VT 05468
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: A MINIATURIZED 6D POSITION LOCATOR FOR MEDICAL IMAGING
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $435,924.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE IS TO DEVELOP A MINIATURIZED SIX DEGREES-OF-FREEDOM (6D) TRACKING APPARATUS FOR USE WITH THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) ULTRASOUND AND MEDICAL IMAGING EQUIPMENT. SUCH A TOOL COULD ENABLE CLINICIANS TO STUDY HUMAN ANATOMY AND BODILY FUNCTIONS IN THREE DIMENSIONS. IN PURSUIT OF THIS GOAL, RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON HAVE BUILT A PROBE FOR 3-D TRANSESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY (TEE) AND COMPLETED A NUMBER OF INVESTIGATIONS WITH IT. THEIR WORK IS SUFFICIENTLY ADVANCED TO CONCLUDE THAT MANY IMAGING PROBLEMS COULD BE OVERCOME BY INTEGRATING A TINY 6D SPATIAL LOCATOR INTO A TEE PROBE. SUCH A DEVICE WOULD OPERATE ACCURATELY EVEN IN CLOSELY-CONFINED STAINLESS-STEEL ENVIRONMENTS. IT WOULD ENABLE ALIGNMENT OF IMAGES TAKEN FROM MULTIPLE PROBE POSITIONS, THUS FACILITATING RECONSTRUCTIONS AND FILLING IN DATA POTENTIALLY MISSED FROM ANY SINGLE POSTION. WE WILL DEVELOP A LAB-GRADE MODEL OF A MINIATURIZED THREE-DIMENSIONAL SENSING APPARATUS WHICH WOULD BE INTEGRATED WITH A TEE PROBE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FOR ANIMAL TESTING.

Principal Investigator:

Ernest B Blood
8066557879

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ascension Technology Corp.
Po Box 527 Burlington, VT 05402

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