MR-AC Grant Celebration

The QIL prepared to celebrate the Chinese New Year, remembering a productive and rewarding 2015, and a promising 2016. We invited numerous collaborators from University Hospitals of Cleveland, including the departments of diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology at Case Western Reserve University, and from industrial partners at Philips and MIM Software. A group of 15 physicians, scientists and engineers representing the multidisciplinary team enjoyed the food. In fact, there was so much, that we had chinese leftovers for days!

Specific points to celebrate

  • In late 2015, the QIL obtained R01 funding from National Cancer Institute for an academic-industrial partnership. The project is to develop attenuation correction methods using MR data for PET/MRI. In clinical PET studies, attenuation correction is determined using CT data. With PET/MRI, there is no CT scan. MR-based attenuation correction is a formidable, unresolved challenge that researchers around the world are pursuing. The project is a collaboration of University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Philips HealthCare and Jiangnan University.  

  • In early 2016, the QIL submitted a large R01 for funding from National Cancer Institute. The project is a collaboration of University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, MIM Software and the University of Iowa. This was Dr. Bryan Traughber’s first R01 application as PI.  Readers thought the proposal was very strong. Lets hope that the reviewers feel the same way!