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Portable 3D Ultrasound Technology for Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-20-P-0978
Agency Tracking Number: F19C-010-0162
Amount: $249,949.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF19C-T010
Solicitation Number: 19.C
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-09-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-12-29
Small Business Information
11150 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 820
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1111
United States
DUNS: 112136572
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Priya Ganapathy
 (310) 473-1500
Business Contact
 Joseph Yadegar
Phone: (310) 473-1500
Research Institution
 Augusta University
 Matthew Lyon
1120 Fifteenth St
Augusta, GA 30912-0000
United States

 (706) 721-2920
 Nonprofit College or University

In this Phase II STTR Project, Team UtopiaCompression (UC) will adapt its 3D ultrasound prototype device to address key research questions posed by AF TPOC and end-users (in particular, Eglin AFB Medical Community- Invisible Wounds Center, family/concussion clinics and emergency rooms). The prototype uses an innovative ultrasound design technology to capture 3D data of anatomical structures (here, optic nerve sheath- ONS) as well as point elastography measurements. Through pre-clinical studies, we will document the behavior of ONS (dilation and elastography measurements) with respect to mild changes in ICP during a concussion episode. The study will also track ONS changes during recovery phase as well as in case of recurrent concussion episodes. Phase II will result in calibrating ONS measurements with respect to mild ICP changes to provide reading in percentile form. The prototype post-Phase II can be used in a clinical setting to determine the value add in comparison to existing DoD screening tool for concussion.

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