THIS RESEARCH WILL ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A SYSTEM OF COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE THAT MAY BE ADDEDTO A CT SCANNER OR OTHER IMAGING DEVICE TO AUTOMATICALLY PHOTOGRAPH PATIENT IMAGES.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4780
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
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 CARL W SANDERS JR
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (206) 881-7551
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Abstract
THIS RESEARCH WILL ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A SYSTEM OF COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE THAT MAY BE ADDEDTO A CT SCANNER OR OTHER IMAGING DEVICE TO AUTOMATICALLY PHOTOGRAPH PATIENT IMAGES. THE PROTOTYPE WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR THE CT9800 COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SCANNER MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL ELECTRIC. THE SYSTEM WILL SUPPLEMENT THE CT SCANNERBY AUTOMATICALLY PHOTOGRAPHING A COMPLETE SERIES OF IMAGES FROM PATIENT EXAMINATIONS. THE PHOTOGRAPHY SEQUENCE IS INITIATED BY AN OPERATOR AND RUNS UNATTENDED. IT WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH THE SCANNING FUNCTIONS OF THE CT SCANNER. A SUCCESSFUL SYSTEM FOR THE CT9800 SCANNER CAN ALSO BE ADAPTEDTO OTHER MEDICAL IMAGING DEVICES, INCLUDING MAGNETIC RESONANCE SCANNERS. BECAUSE MEDICAL IMAGING IS LABOR- INTENSIVE AND THIS SYSTEM WILL LOWER THE AMOUNT OF TECHNICIAN TIME REQUIRED, IT WILL BE COST-EFFECTIVE ON SCANNERS BEING USED FULL-TIME. THIS PROVIDES AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATION OF THIS TECHNOLOGICALINNOVATION. OTHER LONG-TERM OBJECTIVES INCLUDE ADAPTING THIS INTERFACE TECHNIQUE TO OTHER PROBLEMS IN MEDICAL IMAGING, INCLUDING DEVICE AND IMAGE QUALITY CONTROL, IMAGE TRANSMISSION AND ARCHIVING AND PATIENT AND IMAGE DATABASES.

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