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From sonar to mammograms
Seeing through the clutter Firm adapts naval technology to help radiologists hunt for cancer
Boston Globe - Boston, Mass.
Subjects: Radiology; Partnerships; Software; Mammography
Author: Kirsner, Scott
Date: Aug 9, 2009
Start Page: G.1
Section: Business
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In the early 1990s, Navy computer scientists at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, R.I., came up with a new software algorithm to filter out signal (information about likely mines tethered to the bottom of a harbor, for instance) from noise (all of the other junk on the bottom of the harbor). Duarte waited until 2000 to license the software from the Navy and start a company to market it, which he named Advanced Image Enhancement Inc. He relied on a small network of consultants to help him turn the software into a marketable product, while he continued to work part time for the Navy.

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