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Computer Surgical Simulation for Craniofacial Surgery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R41DE016171-01
Agency Tracking Number: DE016171
Amount: $99,973.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
MEDICAL MODELING, LLC 17301 W COLFAX AVE, STE 300
GOLDEN, CO 80401
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 JAIME GATENO
 (713) 790-4600
 JAIME.GATENO@UTH.TMC.EDU
Business Contact
Phone: (303) 273-5344
Research Institution
 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HLTH SCI CTR HOUSTON
 
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HLTH SCI CTR
Houston Texas, TX 77225
United States

 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

DESCRIPTION: The field of craniomaxillofacial (CMF) surgery involves the correction of congenital and acquired deformities of the skull and face. Due to the complex nature of the craniofacial skeleton, this type of surgery usually requires extensive pre-surgical planning. In the United States each year, a significant number of patients undergo reconstruction for these types of operations.

Traditional surgical planning methods for this type of the surgery involve a physical examination, plain radiographs (cephalometric radiographs), plaster Dental models, three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) scans, and occasionally CT-based 3D physical models. Unfortunately, these methods are often not adequate for planning complex craniomaxillofacial deformities.

Over the last six years, our Surgical Planning Laboratory has developed a prototype for computer-assisted surgical simulation (CASS) system. Although the accuracy of our CASS system has been tested in vitro, it has not been tested in vivo. Therefore, the Specific Aim of this Phase I application will be to determine the clinical feasibility of using the investigators' computer-assisted surgical simulation system. In Phase II, the investigators plan to develop a user-friendly software package that will allow surgeons to plan complex craniomaxillofacial surgeries. The final goal of this project (Phase III) is to take this product to the market.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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