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
Amount:
$49,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4706
Agency Tracking Number:
4706
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1177 Mccarter Highway, Newark, NJ, 07104
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
THOMAS J REED
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(201) 482-4809
Business Contact:
() -
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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