THIS APPLICATION IS CONCERNED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT, INITIAL TESTING AND EVALUATION OF A DIGITAL IMAGING CENTER THAT WILLBE ABLE TO ACCEPT, STORE, RETRIEVE, DISPLAY AND ENHANCE DIGITAL INFORMATION FROM ALL RADIOLOGY MODALITIES AND BE COUPLED TO A MEDICAL

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 567
Amount: $36,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ratel-medical Imaging Labs
911 Dell Avenue, Campbell, CA, 95008
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 CLARK M. VIEHWEG
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (408) 370-1010
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS APPLICATION IS CONCERNED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT, INITIAL TESTING AND EVALUATION OF A DIGITAL IMAGING CENTER THAT WILLBE ABLE TO ACCEPT, STORE, RETRIEVE, DISPLAY AND ENHANCE DIGITAL INFORMATION FROM ALL RADIOLOGY MODALITIES AND BE COUPLED TO A MEDICAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR USE BY THE PATIENT'S PHYSICIAN. DIGITAL IMAGE INFORMATION FROM ALL TYPES OF DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES CAN BE CONVERTED TO DIGITAL FORM. THIS INFORMATION CAN BE PROCESSED WITH A VARIETY OF MATHEMATICAL TECHNIQUES, ENABLING THE OBSERVER TO GET MORE OUT OF THE OUTPUT (PROCESSED) IMAGE THAN COULD BE SEEN IN THE INPUT (ORIGINAL) IMAGE. IN THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE, PHYSICIANS REQUIRE MANY FORMS OF VISUAL INFORMATION TO SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCT THEIR TASKS. EACH MEDICAL SPECIALITY GENERATES A CLASS OF VISUAL IMAGES FROM WHICH INFORMATION IS EXTRACTED FOR USE BY THE PATIENT'S PHYSICIAN. THUS, TODAY'S HOSPITALS MUST PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR A VARIETY OF MEDICAL IMAGES. RATEL-MEDICAL IMAGING LABS RECOGNIZES THIS NEED AND THE IMPORTANT INTERPLAY BETWEEN THE DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING CENTER AND THE PHYSICIAN'S MEDICAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM. THESE TWO MAJOR FIELDS OF INTEREST WILL BE INVESTIGATED IN THIS PHASE I GRANT PROPOSAL WITH THE EXPECTED RESULTS IN PHASE II OF ELUCIDATING A TOTAL SYSTEM APPROACH AND DEVELOPING , TESTING, AND EVALUATING EQUIPMENT TO IMPROVE THE DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE IN AN INTRA-HOSPITAL SETTING BY THE MEANS OF TELECOMMUNICATING DIGITAL RADIOLOGIC IMAGES.

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