DIGITAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE IMAGES ARE OFTEN RECORDED ON SHEET FILM USING A VIDEO IMAGER CONNECTED TO THE COMPUTER'S VIDEO DISPLAY.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$49,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1986
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
4757
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Medical Image Processing
405 Fourth Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 DAVID ROBERT HALL
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (313) 665-5400
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DIGITAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE IMAGES ARE OFTEN RECORDED ON SHEET FILM USING A VIDEO IMAGER CONNECTED TO THE COMPUTER'S VIDEO DISPLAY. MANY OF THE FILMS TAKEN ARE FOR THE PURPOSE OF DOCUMENTING RESULTS AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF READING IMAGES AND CONTAIN TEXT AND GRAPHICS AS WELL AS IMAGES. THECOMPUTER-CONTROLLED LASER PRINTER IS WELL ESTABLISHED AS AN EXCELLENT DEVICE FOR RECORDING TEXT AND GRAPHICS. THIS PROJECT WILL STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF USE OF THE LASER PRINTER TO PRODUCE PATIENT REPORTS CONTAINING NUCLEAR MEDICINE IMAGES AS WELL AS TEXT AND GRAPHICS, AT A COST OF LESS THAN 4% THE COST OF THE FILM. IF THE IMAGE QUALITY IS ADEQUATE FOR PHYSICIAN ACCEPTANCE, AND IF THE TIME TO PRODUCE THE REPORT IS LESS THAN THE TIME TO PRODUCE A FILM, THE FEASIBILITY OF THIS METHOD OF REPORT GENERATION WILL BE ESTABLISHED. IN ADDITION TO THE SAVINGS IN FILM COSTS, A LASER PRINTER IS SUBSTANTIALLY LESS COSTLY THAN A VIDEO FILMIMAGER AND DEVELOPING EQUIPMENT.

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