Advanced Image Enhancement (AIE), a provider of optimized image enhancement solutions for digital radiology, today announced that its founder and CEO, Michael Duarte, was named the winner of the Electrotechnology Transfer Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the professional association for the advancement of technology.
The award honors the contributions of civilians who have led efforts to effectively transfer/apply federal-sponsored developments in advanced electrical, electronic and computer technologies to a successful commercial sector.
Duarte developed a wavelet-based digital image enhancement method from sonar algorithms used in the detection of undersea mines while working at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. Utilizing this mine detection software as a baseline, Duarte adapted and modified the algorithms to create proprietary image enhancement software that enables physicians to extract more information from medical images. In 2000, Duarte founded the Providence, R.I.-based AIE to commercialize the technology.