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Hybrid Computer Tomography Scanning System

20:00 EDT 22 Aug 2017 | NIH

The invention relates to a combination hybrid computer tomography (CT) system that is particularly suited for elucidating stages in pulmonary diseases, notably cystic fibrosis and lung cancer. Improved visualization of lung parenchyma and the margins of lung cysts (non-invasive “virtual biopsy”) may provide sufficient detail to distinguish the types of cystic lesions such that the typical lung tissue pathologic biopsy would not be needed to make a diagnosis. The system includes placing one or more x-ray detector panels near the patient’s body initially outside the view of a CT scanner and then moved into place for a secondary scan. An initial low dose scan, CT scan or X-ray, can be performed and if a high-resolution CT scan is then necessary a flat panel detector is positioned near the area of interest. It is preferable that the flat panel detector be transparent to high-energy x-ray photons. The plurality of acquired images are then reconstructed into a low and high-resolution image.

IC: 
NHLBI
NIH Ref. No.: 
E-175-2017/0
Applications: 
  • Non-invasive lung biopsies
Provider Technology ID: 
3157
Updated On: 
Aug 23, 2017
Date Published: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Provider Classifications: 
Patent Application: 
62/546,639
Publications: 
Patent Authority: 
US
Licensing Contacts: 
Lead Inventor: 
Inventor IC: 
NHLBI
Inventor Lab URL: 
http://irp.nih.gov/pi/han-wen
LPM FIrst Name: 
Michael
LPM Last Name: 
Shmilovich
LPM Address: 
31 Center Drive, Room 4A29 (MSC 2479)
LPM City: 
Bethesda
Inv Is lead: 
LPM Zip: 
20892-2479
LPM State: 
MD
LPM Phone: 
301-435-5019
LPM Suffix: 
J.D.
LPM Organization: 
NIH Office of Technology Transfer
LPM Fax: 
301-594-3080
DTDT Classification: 
Other
Other
Diagnostic
Imaging
Early-stage
DTDT Description: 
Devices/Instrumentation - Diagnostics - Imaging - Apparatus: Other
Devices/Instrumentation - Diagnostics - Imaging: Other
Diagnostic
Imaging
Early-stage
Pat Filing Date: 
2017-08-17
Application Term: 
Disease Area Term: 
Technology Term: 
Development Stage Term: 
Collaboration Sought: 
Yes
Institute or Center: 
Collaboration Opportunity: 

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute seeks statements of capability or interest from parties interested in collaborative research to further develop and evaluate this technology. Please contact Cecilia Pazman, PhD, Technology Development Specialist, Office of Technology Transfer, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Phone: (301) 594-4273; Email: pazmance@nhlbi.nih.gov.

E Number Only: 
E-175-2017
Inventor First Name: 
Han
Inventor Last Name: 
Wen

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