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Image guided Planning System for Skull Correction in Children with Craniosynostosis Phase II

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 2R42HD081712-02
Agency Tracking Number: R42HD081712
Amount: $1,445,476.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: NICHD
Solicitation Number: PAR13-091
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-05-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-04-30
Small Business Information
28 CORPORATE DR, Clifton Park, NY, 12065-8688
DUNS: 010926207
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 MARIUSGEORGE LINGURARU
 (617) 496-1460
 mlingura@cnmc.org
Business Contact
 WILLIAM SCHROEDER
Phone: (518) 371-3971
Email: will.schroeder@kitware.com
Research Institution
 CHILDREN'S RESEARCH INSTITUTE
 111 MICHIGAN AVENUE NW
WASHINGTON, DC, 20010-2916
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Craniosynostosis is the premature fusion of cranial sutures and occurs in approximately one in live births It results in cranial malformation that can lead to elevated intra cranial pressure brain growth impairment and developmental deficiency The most common treatment option for craniosynostosis is surgery Currently surgical treatment planning of craniosynostosis is mostly qualitative subjective and irreproducible guided mainly by the surgeonandapos s experience While virtual planning has been successfully introduced in niche areas of craniofacial surgery such as corrective jaw surgery applications clinical tools that provide intuitive and reproducible evaluation of cranial morphology to guide cranial vault remodeling do not yet exist To cover this gap in current clinical practice we are developing a personalized preoperative planning for infants with craniosynostosis that allows for decreased operative time and blood loss thereby reducing perioperative morbidity but also facilitates an optimized and more durable long term outcome In our Phase I project we designed and developed the first prototype of iCSPlan an intelligent surgical graphic interface for optimal planning of cranial vault remodeling Using iCSPlan we enabled quantitative surgical outcome analysis and compared pre and post operative images from patients with different types of craniosynostosis to determine the change in cranial malformations using specific clinical reconstructive techniques and compared with our simulated results Experimental results showed that our method gives consistent evaluation with the observed clinical outcome Results also indicated that with quantitative assistance less invasive surgery can be performed The Phase I proof of concept study successfully achieved its aims and the results obtained have provided a much needed understanding of the quantitative challenges and opportunities in cranial remodeling In this Phase II submission we will refine and implement the studies and tools needed to translate our proof of concept results for multi center clinical trials We will extend the iCSPlan prototype to incorporate a model of th normal brain growth integrate quantitative guidance for bone cutting and replacement and develop a radiation free post operative outcome assessment module A clinical feasibility study will be conducted at Childrenandapos s National Health System In summary our software technology enables intuitive and precise surgical planning to guide surgeons to obtain optimal and reproducible post operative outcomes in the treatment of craniosynostosis The technology allows quantitative surgical outcome analysis to determine the efficacy and durability of specific reconstructive technique By integrating surgical planning and evaluation iCSPlan will enable more efficient surgery with improved patient outcome At the successful completion of these aims we will have completed the groundwork needed to launch the commercialization effort PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE Craniosynostosis is the premature fusion of cranial sutures and occurs in approximately one in live births It results in cranial malformation that can lead to elevated intra cranial pressure brain growth impairment and developmental deficiency The most common treatment option for craniosynostosis is surgery The standard techniques for surgical treatment of craniosynostosis are qualitative subjective and guided mainly by surgeonandapos s experience For precise efficient and reproducible outcomes we will create and validate a software technology that enables optimal surgical guidance for craniosynostosis and quantitative evaluation of outcomes using image analysis techniques

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