This study section reviews SBIR and STTR grant applications involving basic, applied and pre-clinical aspects of the design and development of medical imaging systems, their components, software and mathematical methods, and related technologies. Also reviewed are proposals involving the application, validation and optimization of in vivo human and animal imaging, including early phase clinical aspects of medical imaging systems, agents, software and mathematical methods, or related technologies.

The List of Reviewers lists all present, whether permanent or temporary, to provide the full scope of expertise present on that date. Lists are posted 30 days before the meeting and are tentative, pending any last minute changes.

Review Dates

Topics


  • Technology and methods/ software development for all imaging modalities, techniques and interdisciplinary topics as related to small business.
  • Component technologies used in the design, development, implementation, testing and application of imaging systems, including, transducers, magnets, coils, and other devices to acquire medical image data from various modalities.
  • New methods and theories for processing and presenting medical images: display, computational resources for reconstruction, registration, segmentation, visualization, and analysis of multi-dimensional data sets from various modalities.
  • Development of image-based methods and strategies (both hardware and software components) to characterize tissue, including computer-aided diagnosis and image-based biomarkers or for the support of image-guided interventions, including robotics, surgery, drug delivery, and minimally invasive therapies.
  • Development of diagnostic and therapeutic agents and carriers.
  • Integration of imaging technologies and validation of medical imaging systems.

Shared Interests and Overlaps

SBIB (10) and SBIB (11) have shared interests in optical systems. Applications that are more focused on imaging are typically assigned to SBIB (10). Applications that are more focused on sensors are typically assigned to SBIB (11).

SBIB (10) and SBIB (12) have shared interests in cardiovascular systems. Applications that are more focused on imaging are typically assigned to SBIB (10). Applications that are more focused on cardiovascular clinical aspects are typically assigned to SBIB (12).

SBIB (10) and HDM (11) have shared interests in computer-mediated diagnosis and medical data capture, storage, management, analysis using machine learning, data visualization and other computational techniques.
Applications that are more focused on imaging are typically assigned to SBIB (10).

SBIB (10) and IMST (14) have shared interests in imaging tools with the difference in scale: optical microscopy at the whole body/ tissue level are typically assigned to SBIB (10).

SBIB (10) and OTC (10 and/or 11) have shared interests in cancer diagnostics. Applications that are more focused on imaging tools are typically assigned to SBIB (10). Applications that are more focused on clinical cancer aspects such as therapy are typically assigned to OTC (10 or 11).

SBIB (10) and ETTN (10) have shared interests in brain imaging tools.  Applications that are more focused on imaging tools are typically assigned to SBIB (10). Applications that are more focused on clinical brain aspects such as therapy are typically assigned to ETTN (10).