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HIGH RESOLUTION X RAY IMAGING FACEPLATE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: CA75717-01
Agency Tracking Number: 39379
Amount: $99,883.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
54 MAIN ST
Sturbridge, MA 01566
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 WHITE, PAUL L
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Business Contact
Phone: (508) 347-7679
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

NOVA Scientific proposes a fundamentally new approach to X-ray scintillator imaging through a customized, segmented scintillator coupled to a fiber optic faceplate. Computer modeling predicts a significant improvement in modulation transfer function (MTF) over that of currently available faceplates, offering much improved image quality. This segmentation of the scintillator will be accomplished by selecting new glass compositions which provide specially developed properties for removal of the fiber optic core glass allowing X-ray scintillator materials to be deposited into the deeply etched cavities. The process will permit, for the first time, successful intagliation of fiber optic faceplates and tapers, leading to the higher performance X-ray detectors often suggested in the literature, but never commercially developed. The Phase I effort will test and measure the improvement in MTF in actual prototypes employing the novel approach. This widely desired improvement in X-ray scintillator imaging will create more powerful X-ray detectors of higher spatial resolution and improved MTF, leading to significantly improved sensitivity for X-ray imaging. This innovation has broad commercial applications in medicine, scientific imaging, and non-destructive testing.

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