New R01 Awarded: Accurate MR-based PET Attenuation Correction for Quantitative Clinical Trials

The Quantitative Imaging Laboratory (QIL) at the Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in collaboration with Philips Healthcare and Jiangnan University were awarded a $3M dollar and 4-year Academic to Industry Grant (1R01CA196687-01). The scope of the project is develop quantitative methods for attenuation correction for commercial PET/MRI systems to be used in multi-center clinical trials. 
We work at the leading edge of acquisition and analysis and have collaborative patents and publications with local and international collaborators

Acquisition: Melanie Traughber PhD (Philips, Cleveland) is the industry lead and we are collaborating with Philips Corporate Research (Hamburg, Germany).

Analysis: Pengjiang "William" Qian PhD of Jiangnan University (WuXi, China), an expert in machine learning, came to Cleveland for a one-year visiting professorship. He taught Kuan-Hao "Dylan" Su PhD and Ray machine learning methods. William and his group continues to work with us at the cutting edge of analysis.