INTRALUMINAL ULTRASOUND IMAGING --CORONARY APPLICATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,702.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11333
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Summit Technology Inc
150 Coolidge Ave, Watertown, MA, 02172
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE MINIATURIZATION OF AN EXISTING 6-FRENCH INTRALUMINAL ULTRASOUND ANGIOSCOPE IS PLANNED. THE RESULTING DEVICE WOULD BE A 3- TO 4-FRENCH, GUIDEWIRE-CONTROLLED, FLEXIBLE ULTRASOUND DEVICE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING REAL-TIME CROSS-SECTIONAL IMAGES OF SMALL, DEEP VESSELS SUCH AS CORONARY ARTERIES. THE KEY ASPECT OF THE PROGRAM, THE MINIATURIZATION OF THE DRIVE CHAIN OF THE ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER, WILL BE ADDRESSED IN PHASE I. A PROOF-OF-PRINCIPLE PROTOTYPE WILL BE DEVELOPED WITH DIMENSIONS OF 4 FRENCH ALONG ITS LENGTH WITH A SHORT 5-FRENCH TIP. PAPER DESIGNS OF THE NEXT PHASE OF DEVELOPMENT WILL BE PRODUCED. SUBSEQUENT PHASE II WORK WILL LEAD TO FINAL PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT AND ANIMAL TRAILS.

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