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  • Mission Possible: Researching nanobubbles to better fight cancer

    WKYC Cleveland Channel 3 highlighted the work of Dr. Agata Exner and the Exner Lab on ultrasound-sensitive nanobubbles. This more targeted treatment could “spare the normal tissue and spare the systemic side effects that are associated with chemotherapy, with radiation therapy and with surgery," Exner said.

  • AI’s keen diagnostic eye

    In a Nature article, Shuo Li, PhD, discusses how virtual contrast agents powered by AI could highlight the same hidden features as contrast dyes.

  • Congratulations to the Morgenthaler Pavey Startup Competition Venture Track Winners

    The 2024 Morgenthaler-Pavey Startup Competition grand prize, first place in the Venture Track, went to Lighthanded Enterprises, co-founded by Dr. Brecken Blackburn, postdoctoral researcher in BME and CCIR Trainee Council education chair. 

  • Two CCIR labs highlighted in the CWRU Daily to celebrate World Laboratory Day

    CCIR faculty members Dr. Agata Exner and Dr. Shuo Li, shared their teams' research and hopes for these efforts as part of a CWRU Daily article for World Laboratory Day.

  • National Academy of Inventors names seven CWRU researchers to 2024 class of senior members

    The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named seven CWRU researchers to its 2024 class of senior members, recognizing their “remarkable innovation-producing technologies that have brought, or aspire to bring, real impact on the welfare of society.” Four are CCIR members: Jim Basilion, Agata Exner, Anirban Sen Gupta, and David Wilson.

  • Agata A. Exner, PhD named Director of the CWRU Center for Imaging Research (CCIR)

    Guided by a bold, strategic plan and building upon the rich history of pioneering translational imaging research, Dr. Exner's vision for the next phase of the center is to expand partnerships and catalyze biomedical imaging innovation. 

  • Three CCIR abstracts accepted for Society for Interventional Radiology meeting

    Particular congratulations to Henry Ruhl, first year undergraduate student, for having two abstracts accepted as orals! Henry is mentored by Dr. Agata Exner and MD/PhD student Felipe Berg, and CCIR faculty collaborators include Jim Basilion, Leo Kayat, and Salim Abboud.

  • CCIR researchers land $1.1M National Science Foundation grant to advance safer, faster and less expensive medical-imaging technology

    The team is working to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) alternative that generates virtual contrast-enhanced images without chemical agents. “With this grant, our multidisciplinary team aims to improve the medical-imaging process for clinical staff and patients,” said project leader Shuo Li, associate professor,…

  • Fox 8 News Cleveland covers ground-breaking imaging research

    Physicians and scientists at UH and CWRU have worked side-by-side to develop the transformative MR Fingerprinting technology. This new imaging technology was recently approved by the FDA and enables fast and precise disease diagnosis as well as the ability to detect changes in treatment response. MR Fingerprinting also…

  • Dr. Dan Ma named to Crain's 40 Under 40

    Dan Ma, assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering and member of the CCIR, is one of 2023's Crain's Cleveland Business 40 Under 40!