Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N44CO201000113
Agency Tracking Number: N43CO0800058
Amount: $999,985.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: NCI
Solicitation Number: PHS2010-1
Small Business Information
DUNS: 785169330
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Weber
Business Contact
Phone: (847) 612-8597
Research Institution
This Phase II focuses on moving a new transparent storage phosphor imaging plate technology from the laboratory to a clinical prototype product. In Phase I methods to make, polish, heat treat, and characterize ~6 x 8 cm glass plates that provide superior resolution compared to the current best were developed. Potential customers need better plates to improve imaging performance in CR systems and enable them to compete with DR technologies, particularly in the area of mammography. The outcome of the proposed RandD will be a new image plate product based on proprietary technology that is tested and verified to a pre-clinical level. The proposed research has five components: (i) Perfect/make glass plates, (ii) Characterize plates, (iii) Package and integrate plates, (iv) Measure imaging performance, and (v) Construct a prototype product. Glass production will be perfected by increasing the scale of processing and improving process control to obtain consistent products that meet target perfromance requirements, including values of MTF, DQE, and readout speed. Imaging performance will be measured in the laboratory and using standard test phantoms to benchmark reading accuracy by experienced clinical radiologists. The resulting products will be packaged in cassettes designed to operate within existing medical imaging infrastructure.

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