Alan Penn and Associates, Inc.

Rockville, MD 20850

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 13
Total Value of Awards $3.97MM
First Award Date 09/30/93
Most Recent Award Date 09/01/15

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Penn Alan I. Penn 13

13 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-13-234
Budget: 09/01/15 - 08/31/16

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI) has the potential for being a safe, cost-effective alternative to ultrasound as a supplemental procedure to mammography for screening the 40%-50% of women with dense breasts to identify women who have suspicious breasts lesions. The investigators have developed two patent-pen...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-13-234
Budget: 09/19/14 - 08/31/15

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI) has the potential for being a safe, cost-effective alternative to ultrasound as a supplemental procedure to mammography for screening the 40%-50% of women with dense breasts to identify women who have suspicious breasts lesions. The investigators have developed two patent-pen...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-07-80
Budget: 07/11/08 - 02/10/10

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The specific aim of this study is to develop an add-on module for the ONCAD breast MRI CAD system that will provide radiologists with additional assistance when they have suspicion of the presence of infiltrating lobular carcinoma (ILC). The proposed research will investigate the possibility of developing, tr...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PAR-01-102
Budget: 03/01/05 - 02/28/07

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this project is to develop, evaluate and commercialize a computer-aided-diagnosis (CAD) system that supports an enhanced decision model for interpreting breast MR images. The proposed system will enable clinicians to more readily incorporate breast MR into their decision-making and patient...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PAR-01-102
Budget: 03/01/04 - 02/28/05

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this project is to develop, evaluate and commercialize a computer-aided-diagnosis (CAD) system that supports an enhanced decision model for interpreting breast MR images. The proposed system will enable clinicians to more readily incorporate breast MR into their decision-making and patient...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PAR-01-102
Budget: 03/07/03 - 02/29/04

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this project is to develop, evaluate and commercialize a computer-aided-diagnosis (CAD) system that supports an enhanced decision model for interpreting breast MR images. The proposed system will enable clinicians to more readily incorporate breast MR into their decision-making and patient...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 02/01/01 - 01/31/02

DESCRIPTION (Verbatim from the Applicant's Abstract): The applicants will develop statistical SURFACE fractal dimension (S-fd) features, which will discriminate benign from malignant breast masses on MRI and mammographic images. S-fd features derived from three functional representations of breast mass im...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 04/01/00 - 03/31/02

The objectives of this project are: (1) to produce a prototype which will demonstrate how a combination of analytically-determined MRI features, expert findings and patient data can aid the diagnostician in improving the management of patients with known focal breast masses, and (2) design a clinical evaluation of a commercial system. The proto...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 04/01/99 - 03/31/00

The objectives of this project are: (1) to produce a prototype which will demonstrate how a combination of analytically-determined MRI features, expert findings and patient data can aid the diagnostician in improving the management of patients with known focal breast masses, and (2) design a clinical evaluation of a commercial system. The proto...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 09/25/98 - 03/24/99

We propose developing a robust algorithm to evaluate the fractal dimension (fd) of borders of Magnetic Resonance (MR) images of breast masses which contain a small number of pixels. The fd algorithm will be evaluated in upcoming MR breast clinical trials and will be marketed to developers of computer-...

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