SOLID STATE DETECTOR FOR COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
19403
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02172
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Gerald Entine
(617) 926-1167
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT) IS A NONINVASIVE MEDICAL IMAGING TECHNIQUE WHICH PROVIDES A COMPLETE THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGE OF THE BODY. AT THE PRESENT TIME THE PERFORMANCE OF CT MACHINES ARE LIMITED BY THE X-RAY SENSORS USED. THE RESEARCH EFFORT WILL INVESTIGATE THE USE OF IMPROVED CADMIUM TELLURIDE (CDTE) DETECTORS WHICH WOULD OFFER SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS IN TERMS OF SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO IN THIS APPLICATION. IN ADDITION, CDTE DETECTORS ARE SIMPLER IN CONSTRUCTION THAN THE PHOTODIODE/SCINTILLATOR COMBINATIONS IN CURRENT USE. THE GOAL OF PHASE I OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING CDTE DETECTORS TO PRODUCE A CT SYSTEM WITH IMPROVED PERFORMANCE. IF SUCCESSFUL THIS PROGRAM WOULD PROVIDE DETECTORS FOR A NEW GENERATION OF IMPROVED CT MACHINES WHICH WILL PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY DATA WITH REDUCED PATIENT DOSE.

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