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Production Methods and Software for NIST Calibration Phantoms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Contract: SB1341-11-SE-0853
Agency Tracking Number: 085-68-2011
Amount: $90,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-08-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2012-02-28
Small Business Information
511 Clayton Rd
Durham, NC , NC 27703-3513
United States
DUNS: 015247260
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Paul Kirven
 (919) 971-4287
Business Contact
Research Institution

Currently, there are over 10,000 MRI scanners used in the US alone. US citizens today are mobile and many times medical treatments may require MRI scans from several different facilities. Images from MRI scanners can also drift over time. There is a tremendous need for all medical imaging scanners to be on the same level. Sigma-K will develop the commercialization of the ISMRM/NIST MRI Calibration Phantom. Sigma-K will develop a manufacturing technique that will produce a phantom that is consistent and accurate over the phantom life of five years. Our production system will allow these phantoms to be sold at the target price of $2000 with a minimal annual sales of 100 units. Sigma-K will also provide a software package to accompany the phantom that will allow the user to easily make quantitative measurements of the scanned data.

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