DESKTOP MAGNET FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
16429
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Tecmag, Inc.
6006 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX, 77081
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Delayre, John L
Principal Investigator
(713) 667-1507
Business Contact:
1 R43 CA55421-01
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Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A 0.2T "DESKTOP" MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SYSTEM (MRI) FOR HUMAN LIMBS OR SMALL ANIMALS AND MATERIALS. THE DESIGN IS BASED ON A PERMANENT MAGNET, THUS REQUIRING NO EXTERNAL POWER OR CRYOGENIC MAINTENANCE. BECAUSE OF THE MINIMAL FRINGE FIELD OF THE MAGNET, SUCH A SYSTEM CAN BE SITED IN NORMAL OFFICE SPACE. DURING PHASE I, A PERMANENT MAGNET WILL BE MANUFACTURED AND TESTED. THIS PROTOTYPE MAGNET WILL HAVE A FIELD OF 0.2T. PHASE I WILL ALSO INCLUDE SIMPLE NMR MEASUREMENTS TO MAP THE MAGNETIC FIELD, ADJUST THE SHIMMING, AND MEASURE THE ACHIEVABLE IMAGING VOLUME. PHASE II WOULD BE TO BUILD A COMPLETE IMAGING SYSTEM AROUND THIS MAGNET AND A SET OF PULSED GRADIENT COILS. FINALLY, PHASE III WOULD BE PRODUCTION OF A MRI DESKTOP SYSTEM.

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