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December 22, 2020

RSNA honors Drs. Fletcher and McCollough

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez

Dr. Joel Fletcher and Dr. Cynthia McCollough have received the Radiological Society of North America 2020 Honored Educator Award.  This annual award is given to individuals invested in furthering the profession of radiology by delivering high‐quality educational content in their field of study.  Congratulations! Read more here. 

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November 13, 2020

CT CIC staff featured in Mayo Heritage Film

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez

A World in a Grain of Sand: New Discoveries in Kidney StonesTravertine stone used extensively in Mayo Clinic buildings has provided a research team from Mayo Clinic and the University of Illinois with an unexpected – and beautiful – clue about kidney stones.

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October 23, 2020

Dr. McCollough named a Distinguished Mayo Clinic Investigator

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez

Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia McCollough, who is a 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Mayo Clinic Investigator Award. The Distinguished Mayo Clinic Investigator Award is presented to individuals whose research career demonstrates evidence of great distinction, high distinguished scholarship, creative achievement, and excellence in education and administrative responsibilities.

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October 19, 2020

CT CIC presentation featured on Image Wisely

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez

New RSNA Dose Exhibit: CT Noise Reduction Methods to Facilitate Lower Dose Scanning CT Noise Reduction Methods to Facilitate Lower Dose Scanning: Strengths and Weaknesses of Iterative Reconstruction and New Kids on the Block (from RSNA 2019) Discover strengths and weaknesses of iterative reconstruction (IR), how to evaluate IR, and new methods of image noise […]

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October 2, 2020

Interactive CNN noise tutorial available

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez

Try out this interactive tutorial on convolutional neural network (CNN) noise reduction for CT imaging, available online here. Deep learning image processing methods have attracted interest in the CT community due to their ability to dramatically reduce image noise and artifacts while maintaining fine anatomic structures. The CT CIC has explored the potential of using […]

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September 28, 2020

RSNA Trainee prizes

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez

Congratulations to two CT CIC members who recently received notification as winners of the RSNA Trainee prize. Liqiang Ren “Simultaneous Dual-contrast Biphasic Liver Imaging with Iodine and Gadolinium Using Photon-counting-detector CT: A Feasibility Animal Study” Nathan Huber “Natural-image-based Neural Network Denoising Framework and Its Application to Photon-Counting Detector CT”

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June 9, 2020

Student update – Louis Kjerstad

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez

Louis worked in the CT CIC the summer of 2013 as a SURF student working with the O’Brien Urology Research Center, facilitating imaging research on nephrolithiasis studies. After his time with us and his graduation from college, he joined the Navy and was stationed on the USS Montpelier (a fast attack submarine) based out of […]

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May 18, 2020

Dr. McCollough named an Honorary Doctor at Linköping University

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez

Cynthia H. McCollough has been named Technology Honorary Doctor for her efforts in the boundary between medicine and technology. She is an internationally renowned researcher in the development and evaluation of computed tomography (CT) technology and dose reduction methods. Dr. McCollough is a professor of both medical physics and biomedical engineering at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. […]

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May 6, 2020

New grant awarded to the CT CIC

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez

The NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering recently awarded a new R01 grant to the CT CIC. Entitled “Comprehensive characterization of coronary atherosclerotic disease using photon-counting-detector dual-source CT and its impact on patient management,” this 4-year grant aims to 1) Design, implement and evaluate the world’s first human cardiac PCD-DSCT system; 2) Using […]

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April 30, 2020

Mayo Clinic researchers contribute unique CT data to public repository

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez

Access to CT data will help imaging scientists develop improved computer algorithms and software that produce high-quality scans with low doses of radiation for patients. Access the article here. Access to the repository is found here.

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