REAL TIME THREE-DIMENSIONAL VISUALIZATION FOR RADIOTHERAPY PLANNING

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4739
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Dynamic Digital Displays Inc.
3508 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Anthony Reynolds
 Principal Investigator
 (215) 386-8164
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DYNAMIC DIGITAL DISPLAYS (3D), INC. WAS ESTABLISHED TO DEVELOP AND MARKET A HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHYSICIAN'S WORKSTATION WITH IMPROVED FACILITIES FOR REAL TIME, INTER- ACTIVE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL VISUALIZATION OF HUMAN ANATOMY AS DERIVED FROM CT, MR, OR PET SCANS. A PROTOTYPE DEVICE IS ALREADY OPERATIONAL AND GENERATES SHADED GRAPHICS IMAGES OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL ANATOMY ON A TWO-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO MONITORAT 15 TO 20 FRAMES PER SECOND. THIS SYSTEM SHOULD PROVIDE BETTER TUMOR AND NORMAL TISSUE LOCALIZATION AND AND IDENTIFICATION FOR RADIATION THERAPY PLANNING (RTP). NOVEL ASPECTS OF THE SYSTEM WILL INCLUDE THREE-DIMENSIONAL, INTERACTIVE BEAM PLACEMENT IN SIMULTANEOUS VIEWING OF ANATOMY AND DOSE DISTRIBUTIONS (USING COLOR FOR EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION), REAL TIME ROTATION, AND SPLICE-PLANES TO REMOVE UNWANTED STRUCTURES AND OBTAIN INTERNAL VIEWS. THIS PHASE I WILL COMPRISE THE SPECIFICATION, DESIGN, AND SIMULATION OF SPECIAL FEATURES REQUIRED FOR RTP; THESE WILL BE INTEGRATED INTO THE WORKSTATION DURING PHASE II. SPECIFIC PHASE I OBJECTIVES ARE: 1. ESTABLISH INTERACTIVE FEATURES NEEDED FOR RTP AND DETERMINE THEIR OVERALL FEASIBILITY; 2. SIMULATE THESE FEATURES WITH EXISTING HIGH- PERFORMANCE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE; 3. EVALUATE RESULTS WITH CLINICAL ANATOMY AND DOSIMETRY DATA; AND 4. PREPARE DETAILEDPLANS FOR THE COMMERCIAL PROTOTYPE, TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN PHASE II.

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