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Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$245,494.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N43CO110044
Agency Tracking Number:
N43CO110044
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
NCI
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
XINTEK, INC.
7020 KIT CREEK RD STE 210, RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, 27709-2848
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
603847901
Principal Investigator:
HUAIZHI GENG
(919) 313-9638
HGENG@XINTEK.COM
Business Contact:
HUAIZHI GENG
(919) 313-9638
HGENG@XINTEK.COM
Research Institution:
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Abstract
Breast cancer is the most common cancer type among women. Early detection is viewed as the best approach to decrease breast cancer mortality. Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), a 3-D imaging modality, is generally considered as the next generation screening device with improved performance compared to the full-field digital mammography. The current DBT scanners however suffer from low spatial resolution and relatively long scanning time due to mechanical motion of the x-ray source and patient motion whichcompromise the sensitivity for micro-calcification detection and result in prolonged patient discomfort. We propose to develop a novel stationary DBT (s-DBT) system with enhanced spatial resolution and reduced scanning time compared to the current systems.The system utilizes the carbon nanotube multi-beam field emission x-ray technology (MBFEX) to collect all the projection images without any mechanical motion.

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