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ARCHER - An Extremely Fast Medical Radiation Dose Computing Software

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R42EB019265-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: R42EB019265
Amount: $165,220.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIBIB
Solicitation Number: PA14-072
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-09-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-06-30
Small Business Information
Albany, NY 12205-2702
United States
DUNS: 830026089
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 (518) 276-4014
Business Contact
Phone: (518) 852-4004
Research Institution

DESCRIPTION provided by applicant The goal of this project is to develop a commercial software package for rapid Monte Carlo based dose computation in imaging and radiation therapy The product takes advantage of a desktop parallel computer equipped with emerging hardware originally developed gaming and high performance computing The project is motivated by the fact that the market is ripe for a product that brings massively parallel computing power currently available only to National Labs and major research universities to busy and resource limited radiology oncology clinics The preliminary studies by us as well as other groups on this very new research topic have thus far revealed a number of major challenges Specific Aims Phase I Segment To develop a prototype ARCHER software hardware system suitable for third party user testing To demonstrate performance advantage of ARCHER against clinical radiation treatment planning system Phase II Segment To finish the ARCHER software design for radiation therapy dose calculations using emerging parallel computing hardware platforms To systematically benchmark radiation physics modeling using experiments and well tested Monte Carlo code packages To evaluate clinical benefits of ARCHER for selected radiation treatment protocols involving prostate cancer patients To evaluate software user experience for interactive and easy to use dose verification and treatment planning

PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE A commercial software package is developed for rapid Monte Carlo based dose computation in imaging and radiation therapy using emerging hardware originally developed for gaming and high performance computing

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