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SCATTER CONTROL IN BEDSIDE RADIOGRAPHY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1R43CA084791-01A1
Amount: $107,250.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
92 ROBERT JEMISON RD
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35209
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 DAVID GAUNTT
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Business Contact
Phone: (205) 290-1190
Email: GTBARNES@XRII.COM
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

DESCRIPTION (Verbatim from the Applicant's Abstract): Bedside radiography is
one of the few fields of radiology in which there is no commercially viable
means of controlling scattered radiation. This is due to the difficulty in
aligning the focal spot with an anti-scatter grid. X-ray scatter therefore
often reduces the contrast in bedside radiographs by a factor of 10 or more.
This problem is exacerbated in digital imaging systems, which are usually more
sensitive to scatter than conventional systems. A practical and convenient
solution to this problem is proposed. The goal of Phase I will be to build and
evaluate the proposed sensor subsystem, and of Phase II to produce a complete
preproduction system and to demonstrate its clinical utility.
PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION:
This invention is directly applicable to bedside and mobile radiography.

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

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