Portable High Resolution C-scan Ultrasound Camera for Diagnosis of Bone Fractures and Soft Tissue Injury

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-07-C-0021
Award Id:
77491
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-160-2024
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1738 Elton Rd., Suite 218, Silver Spring, MD, 20903
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
964507834
Principal Investigator:
Marvin Lasser
Chairman
(301) 431-2911
lasserm@imperiuminc.com
Business Contact:
Robert Lasser
President & CEO
(301) 431-2911
blasser@imperiuminc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
In this project, Imperium Inc., together with Georgetown University Medical Center, propose to build a speckle-free, non-ionizing, high resolution C-scan ultrasound system for detection of small fractures and foreign objects in soft tissue. This `ultrasound camera', contrasts to B-mode ultrasonic devices which require extensive training to operate. The C-scan device is free of any distortion seen typically on conventional devices. With this device, a medic could quickly detect small bone fractures and foreign objects and quantify the depth in real time. It could be determined whether or not an injury with pain was a fracture and require evacuation or without a fracture could be treated locally. The images generated from the C-scan device are striking in their fluoroscopy-like appearance. Due to the use of a semiconductor imaging array, the ultrasound signals can be directly acquired without using a reconstruction algorithm. This array detects and converts the ultrasound to electronic signals, similar to a digital camera. Preliminary results using this device show improved capabilities over both x-ray and B-scan in finding foreign objects in soft tissue.

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