Scatter Control in Bedside Radiography

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$880,756.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
9R44EB000828-02
Agency Tracking Number:
CA084791
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
X-RAY IMAGING INNOVATIONS
X-RAY IMAGING INNOVATIONS, 92 ROBERT JEMISON RD, BIRMINGHAM, AL, 35209
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DAVID GAUNTT
(205) 290-1190
DGAUNTT@XRII.COM
Business Contact:
GARY BARNES
(205) 290-1190
GTBARNES@XRII.COM
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Bedside radiography is an area of x-ray imaging in which there is no commercially viable means of controlling scattered radiation. This is due to the difficulty in aligning the focal spot with an anti-scatter grid. X-ray scatter therefore often reduces the contrast in bedside radiographs by a factor of 10 or more. This problem is exacerbated in digital imaging systems, which are usually more sensitive to scatter than conventional systems. A practical and convenient solution to this problem is proposed, in which the position and orientation of the anti-scatter grid is determined by a computer. In Phase I we demonstrated a simple means of determining the grid position and orientation relative to the tube head. In Phase II we propose to incorporate this system into a modified complete pre-production mobile radiographic unit and to demonstrate its clinical utility.

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