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Micro-computerized system for the gauging of functional parameters of radio diagnostic equipment

Grant number: 00/07506-7
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: November 01, 2000 - December 31, 2004
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Biomedical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Newton Sá de Miranda Curi
Grantee:Newton Sá de Miranda Curi
Host Company:Indústria e Comércio FAC Ltda
City: São Carlos


The basic objective of this project is to perfect a simple to operate, but nonetheless very precise piece of equipment which displays all the operational parameters of radiology apparatus, evaluating its quality in the very location itself where it is installed. Such equipment must be based on a system composed of semiconductor radiation sensors, suitably linked to a support device, a digitalized signal machine and a laptop style microcomputer, which will enable the evaluation of factors of interest, ranging from the operational parameters of the radio diagnostic apparatus (dose, kVp, exposure time, wave form, tube current, magnetic field, heel effect, semi-reducing cover) to the value of its focal point. The goal of the application of this system is in the quality control radio diagnostic equipment in hospitals, specialized clinics and even in the industrial production of this equipment for the calibration of the quality parameters. Special emphasis will be given for its application in the mammography systems. (AU)

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