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February 26, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Huber

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez (@knunez)

Congratulations to our graduate student, Nathan Huber, and his new wife Hannah, who were married on February 13, 2021.

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February 5, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Welcome, Dr. Chelsea Dunning

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez (@knunez)

Chelsea Dunning, PhD, has joined our group! Her graduate research was focused on building a table-top x-ray imaging system capable of simultaneous x-ray fluorescence computed tomography and photon-counting computed tomography imaging of high-atomic number contrast agents, which involved both Monte Carlo simulations and experiments for optimization. As a research fellow in the CT CIC, she […]

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January 22, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Congratulations Hao and Kishore!

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez (@knunez)

Congratulations to Hao Gong, Ph.D., and Kishore Rajendran, Ph.D., on becoming Associate Research Consultants in the CT Clinical Innovation Center. Dr. Gong has been with the group since March 2017. His research interests revolve around the improvement of the safety, quality, and efficiency of CT imaging techniques used in patient care. He is particularly interested […]

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December 22, 2020 · Leave a Comment

RSNA honors Drs. Fletcher and McCollough

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez (@knunez)

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 · Leave a Comment

CT CIC staff featured in Mayo Heritage Film

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez (@knunez)

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 · Leave a Comment

Dr. McCollough named a Distinguished Mayo Clinic Investigator

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez (@knunez)

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 · Leave a Comment

CT CIC presentation featured on Image Wisely

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez (@knunez)

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 · Leave a Comment

Interactive CNN noise tutorial available

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez (@knunez)

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 · Leave a Comment

RSNA Trainee prizes

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez (@knunez)

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 · Leave a Comment

Student update – Louis Kjerstad

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez (@knunez)

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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