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Optimization of the NIST/UCSF Breast Phantom

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Contract: 70NANB14H297
Agency Tracking Number: 002-03.02-2015
Amount: $310,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-09-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-08-31
Small Business Information
1668 Valtec Lane, Suite C, Boulder, CO, 80301
DUNS: 809642226
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Snow
 (303) 447-2558
Business Contact
 Gregory Wickline
Phone: (303) 447-2548
Research Institution
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become a primary diagnostic tool in scientific research and clinical imaging. Despite the excellent image quality that can be obtained with today’s MRIs, images acquired using different MRI systems and during longitudinal studies are not reproducible, and hence can be difficult, if not impossible, to compare. To address this issue, a standardized test of the performance characteristics of each installed MRI system, detection coils, and operational protocols is necessary. High Precision Devices, Inc. (HPD) will continue the development and commercialization of a cost effective, shelf-stable NIST-designed MRI breast phantoms for calibration of MRI systems used in breast cancer research studies and clinical settings.

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