CCD DETECTOR DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITAL X-RAY MAMMOGRAPHY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
7134
Agency Tracking Number:
7134
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12300 North Grant Street, Denver, CO, 80241
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DAVID E GUSTAFSON PHD
(303) 452-6800
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A HIGH-RESOLUTION SCANNED-PROJECTION RADIOGRAPHY SYSTEM IS PROPOSED FOR DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHIC APPLICATIONS. BY USING A WIDE, DYNAMIC-RANGE CCD DETECTOR, SOME OF THE CURRENT LIMITATIONS ENCOUNTERED IN CONVENTIONAL FILM-SCREEN MAMMOGRAPHY CAN BE AVOIDED. ONE-DIMENSIONAL, FANBEAM GEOMETRY PROVIDES VERY GOOD SCATTERED X-RAY REDUCTION. A TIME-DELAY-AND-INTEGRATE (TDI) MODE OF CCD IMAGING WITH A 2,048X96 ELEMENT CCD ARRAY PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMAGEWITHOUT THE EXCESSIVE POWER-LOADING OF X-RAY TUBES THAT WOULD BE REQUIRED WITH A 2,048X1 ARRAY. BY UTILIZING TDI CHARGE INTEGRATION WHILE THE DETECTOR IS SCANNED, EACH PROJECTION THROUGH STATIONARY ANATOMY IS AVERAGED OVER 96 EXPOSURES, THEREBY PROVIDING A SIGNIFICANT SIGNAL-TO-QUANTUMMOTTLE IMPROVEMENT OF APPROXIMATELY 10:1 WHEN COMPARED TO A 2,048X1 DETECTOR AT THE EQUIVALENT TUBE LOADING. DEVELOPMENTAL TASKS TO BE PERFORMED INCLUDE CONSTRUCTION OF A TDI-CCD X-RAY DETECTOR IN WHICH THE LIGHT OUTPUT OF AN X-RAY-INTENSIFYING SCREEN IS COUPLED BY MEANS OF A LENS TO THE CCD FOCAL PLANE, MEASUREMENT OF X-RAY SENSITIVITY, ASSESSMENT OF NOISE CHARACTERISTICS AND HOMOGENEITY OF THE X-RAY DETECTOR CONSTRUCTION OF A MOVING-SAMPLE X-RAY IMAGING SYSTEM BASED ON THE TDI DETECTOR, AND DETERMINATION OF THE OPTIMUM X-RAY SPECTRUM FOR DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHIC IMAGING TASKS TO EVALUATE ITS CLINICAL POTENTIAL.

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