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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: 4R42EB019265-02
Agency Tracking Number: R42EB019265
Amount: $1,184,861.00
Phase: Phase II
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): 2019-09-30
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
TROY, NY 12180-3590
United States

 Nonprofit College or University

DESCRIPTIONprovided by applicantThe goal of this project is to develop a commercial software package for rapid Monte Carlo based dose computation in imaging and radiation therapyThe product takes advantage of a desktop parallel computer equipped with emerging hardware originally developed gaming and high performance computingThe 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 clinicsThe preliminary studies by usas well as other groupson this very new research topic have thus far revealed a number of major challengesSpecific AimsPhase I SegmentTo develop a prototype ARCHER software hardware system suitable for third party user testingTo demonstrate performance advantage of ARCHER against clinical radiation treatment planning systemPhase II SegmentTo finish the ARCHER software design for radiation therapy dose calculations using emerging parallel computing hardware platformsTo systematically benchmark radiation physics modeling using experiments and well tested Monte Carlo code packagesTo evaluate clinical benefits of ARCHER for selected radiation treatment protocols involving prostate cancer patientsTo evaluate software user experience for interactive and easy to use dose verification and treatment planning PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCEA 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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