SBIR Phase II: Ultra-Fast Software Image Reconstruction for Micro-CT

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0750502
Agency Tracking Number: 0610904
Amount: $453,488.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: BT
Solicitation Number: NSF 05-605
Small Business Information
InstaRecon, Inc.
414 Brookens Dr., Urbana, IL, 61801
DUNS: 134367726
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Brokish
 DPhil
 (217) 384-7530
 brokish@instarecon.com
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Brokish
Title: DPhil
Phone: (217) 384-7530
Email: brokish@instarecon.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The SBIR Phase II project aims to develop a software package that enables rapid image reconstruction for X-ray Micro-CT (computerized Tomography) imaging. Over the last few years, Micro-CT has become a very valuable tool in pharmaceutical and basic research. Current Micro-CT scanners have reached a resolution of 1 micrometer and thus allow high resolution in-vivo and ex-vivo three dimensional examination of entire small animals such as mice. Other applications of Micro-CT range from functional imaging to use in material science. Yet, high resolution reconstruction of a single data set can be extremely time intensive, thus limiting the use. If analysis software capable of speeding up image reconstruction by 2 or 3 orders of magnitude can be developed, such software would significantly decrease the time to analyze high-resolution Micro-CT images and would thus increase the utility of this powerful imaging method.

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