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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$119,995.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W81XWH-07-C-0021
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-160-2024
Solicitation Topic Code:
A06-160
Small Business Information
IMPERIUM, INC.
1738 Elton Rd., Suite 218, Silver Spring, MD, 20903
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
964507834
Principal Investigator
 Marvin Lasser
 Chairman
 (301) 431-2911
 lasserm@imperiuminc.com
Business Contact
 Robert Lasser
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (301) 431-2911
Email: blasser@imperiuminc.com
Research Institution
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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