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Undersea Mine Detection to Mammography

Finding a tethered mine in a complex ocean environment; a subtle lesion in dense breast tissue; a small lung nodule in a chest x-ray; or a hairline fracture in an orthopedic x-ray; is all made possible by the power of AIE's wavelet based image enhancement. The AIE technology works in complement with existing vendor images; uncovering important features in challenging images that are present but subtle. AIE's first application in digital mammography enhancement creates visually sharp and detailed images to help physicians improve the screening and diagnosis of breast cancer.

Technology Flexibility and Other Applications

AIE's technology is scaleable, platform neutral and can be applied towards any digital image or image segment that could benefit from improved clarity and detail. The image enhancement algorithms are tailorable and can provide various levels of enhancement to appeal to a range of radiologist preferences in image display. The Company plans to expand into tomosynthesis for breast imaging and other radiology applications including
the enhancement of chest x-rays, orthopedic x-rays, ultrasound and MRI applications.

Intellectual Property

The core U.S. patent from Mr. Duarte's research in digital image enhancement issued on 8 October 2002 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. AIE holds the exclusive license to this technology from the Navy. AIE has been granted a patent by the European Patent Council on 7 October 2009. Considerable technology developments and improvements have been achieved by AIE since the issuing of the initial patent.