Polarization Imaging Apparatus for Cell and Tissue Imaging and Diagnostics

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNJ05JC13C
Agency Tracking Number:
040078
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
T5.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
BOSTON APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
150H New Boston St., Woburn, MA, 01801-6204
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
114584175
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Zou
Principal Investigator
(781) 935-2800
kzou@bostonati.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Zou
Business Official
(510) 414-9999
kzou@bostonati.com
Research Institution:
The Catholic University of America
John Convey
620 Michigan Ave., NE,
Washington, DC, 20061
(202) 319-5244
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
In recent years there has been an increasing interest in the propagation of polarized light in randomly scattering media. The investigation of backscattered light is of particular interest since most medical applications aimed at the in-vivo characterization of biological tissue rely on backscattered light. By recording the spatially dependent response of a medium to a polarized point source, one may obtain information about the scattering particles that are not accessible to mere intensity measurements. In this program, Boston Applied Technologies Incorporated (BATI), together with the Catholic University of America (CUA) proposes an innovative NIR polarization imaging solution based on high performance fast tunable phase retarder and novel algorithm. It will have the ability to record both scattering images and Stokes polarization imaging. It allows very fast recording the polarization images at the speed limit of a CCD. It contains no moving parts and can accommodate to most of the existing CCD cameras. The unique measurement procedure allows efficient, accurate sensing of the polarization imaging. A computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) software will be developed for the proposed polarization imaging system.

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