A THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY FOR EMISSION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,976.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
6963
Agency Tracking Number:
6963
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
76 Treble Cove Rd, N Billerica, MA, 01862
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MR DAVID E WILLOUGHBY
(617) 663-7411
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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Abstract
THE OBJECT OF THE PLANNED RESEARCH IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF PRODUCING A TRUE THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3-D) DISPLAY FOR VIEWING THE IMAGERY PRODUCED BY EMISSION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEMS IN THE FIELD OF MEDICINE. THE ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE IS TO DISPLAY HARD AND/OR SOFT COPY COMPUTER-GENERATED HOLOGRAMS VERY RAPIDLY. DURING PHASE I OF THE PROGRAM, A HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAY INSTRUMENT (HDI) WILL BE IMPROVED BY ADDING A SPATIAL LIGHT MODULAR (SLM). THIS WILL PERMIT IMPROVED PICTURE QUALITY AND FASTER WRITING. USING A DATA BASE CORRESPONDING TO A SIMPLE 3-D SURFACE, THECOMPUTER-DRIVEN HDI WILL BE USED TO CREATE HARD COPY 3-D IMAGES OF THE SURFACE. THIS EFFORT WILL DEFINE THOSE PARAMETERS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO BRIGHT, LOW NOISE HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGES. THE SLM SHOULD PRODUCE DISPLAYS WITH RESOLUTIONS OF 10 MILLION VOXELS OR MORE. IN PHASES II AND III, THE 3-D DISPLAYS AT THIS RESOLUTION WILL BE PRODUCED IN COLOR. THE INTERFACE BETWEEN EMISSION-COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEMS AND THE HDI WILL BE DEVELOPED AS WILL THE CRITICAL INTERFACE WITH THE USER.

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