THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROJECT ARE TO DEVELOP A A BODY OF KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING CHARACTERISTICS OF OF MONOCHROMATIC X-RAYS AND TO APPLY THESE PHENOMENA TO VARIOUS AREAS OF MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4706
Amount: $49,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Radiation Research Corp
1177 Mccarter Highway, Newark, NJ, 07104
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 THOMAS J REED
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (201) 482-4809
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROJECT ARE TO DEVELOP A A BODY OF KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING CHARACTERISTICS OF OF MONOCHROMATIC X-RAYS AND TO APPLY THESE PHENOMENA TO VARIOUS AREAS OF MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS. BONE MINERAL SCANNING IN A FASHION SIMILAR TO INSTRUMENTS USING GD-153 WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED USING A MODIFIED X-RAY GENERATOR AND AN OPTIMIZED MONOCHROMATOR IN CONJUNCTION WITH A MOVING TABLE. VARIOUS DETECTION SYSTEMS WILL BE EVALUATED FOR EFFECTIVENESS AND COST. SPECTRUM AND IMAGE PROCESSING WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED WITH AN IBM PC/AT OR EQUIVALENT. INCREASED SPEED, HIGHER PRECISION, AND ACCURACY WITH SIMILAR OR REDUCED RADIATION DOSE ARE EXPECTED. A CONSTANT STATISTICS TYPE SCAN WILL BE ATTEMPTED FOR COMPARISON WITH THE TYPE NOWPRODUCED. IN ADDITION TO ENABLING A SUPERIOR BONE MINERAL ANALYSIS TECHNOLOGY, SOME OTHER SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS THAT MAY BE DERIVED FROM THIS INNOVATION ARE: PATIENT DOSE REDUCTION; GENERATION OF QUANTITATIVE RADIOGRAPHS; ENHANCED QUANTITATION CAPABILITIES FOR SOFT TISSUE SMALL DENSITY DIFFERENCES AND THE SOFT/HARD TISSUE INTERFACES IN CT IMAGING; REDUCTION OF CONTRAST MEDIA QUANTITIES USED; IMPROVED POTENTIAL FOR FUTURE SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY; AND IMPROVED DIAGNOSIS THROUGH MORE EFFICIENT USE OF K-EDGE ABSORPTION PHENOMENA.

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