High-Resolution Speckle-Free Ultrasound Imaging System - A Potential Solution for Detecting Missed Breast Cancer
Annual rept. 1 Oct 2001-30 Sep 2002
GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC MEDICAL CENTER
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The Imperium Inc transmission ultrasound system is a highly promising novel method for imaging the breast. In this pilot project, we are to work with Imperium to advise and help them modify their existing system for non-destructive testing into one suitable for breast imaging, perform a physics evaluation and perform a small clinical pilot feasibility trial. The initiation of this project has been delayed by non-approval of the human use portion of the project. As of October, 2002, we have just received US Army Human Use approval for study of tissue samples. This has been resubmitted to the Georgetown IRB for approval of modifications requested by the US Armys reviewer. During this past year we provided technical advice to Imperium, but have not been able to conduct the detailed tests as planned. I am hopeful that the Georgetown IRB will agree to the changes requested by the US Army Human Subjects Reviewers so we can start. During the wait for Human Use approval, we have been meeting with Imperium and they have improved the system that we will be testing. We will describe some of these improvements in this annual report.
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