Production Methods and Software for NIST Calibration Phantoms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Amount:
$300,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
SB1341-12-CN-0035
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
085-68-2012
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AK, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
830921040
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Kirven
(919) 971-4287
dkirven@sigma-k.com
Business Contact:
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Magnetic Resonance Imaging data needs to be calibrated using a universal standard. NIST and the ISMRM SQRM committee have developed the NIST/NIST MR phantom. The group had two phantoms manufactured to their specifications and these phantoms have been imaged at numerous imaging facilities. Sigma-K now proposes to develop a complete manufacturing method that will produce 50 MRI phantoms. These phantoms will be sent to numerous imaging facilities for research and testing. The phantom design proposed by Sigma-K will ensure measurement traceability of all of parameters in the phantom. These include 100 contrast and fiducial spheres, resolution inset(s), and slice profile wedges. The work performed by Sigma-K during the Phase 2 Work Plan, will allow Sigma-K to immediately begin a production process that will allow this phantom to be purchased for less than $2500.

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