Accession Number:

ADA415994

Title:

Testing a Display Device Invention for Digital Mammography Workstations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2002

Corporate Author:

ELECTRON OPTICS DEVELOPMENT CORP LLC TRUMBULL CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Purpose Investigator was to test an invention in electron optics that might allow development of a very high-resolution cathode ray tube CRT suitable for digital mammography workstations. Scope The invention solves a very old problem in electron optics and is patented. The invention allows deflection of a wide beam into large angles using electric fields with little or no acquired aberrations. Major findings This project was successfully completed. The invention worked as predicted and results have been published in Journal Vacuum Science and Technology - B 206 2678-81, NovDec 2002. Results and Significance While it is now technically possible to develop such a CRT display device a new flat panel display was announced by IBM that seems to fulfil the mammography application needs. Thus while this project was a technical success, this particular application has been fulfilled by another companys product. We are now looking for other applications where our technology can make a contribution. Fortunately, there are many opportunities ranging from electron beam lithography to isotope separation and mass spectrometry.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Printing and Graphic Arts

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE