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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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April 30, 2020

Phys Med Biol award

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez

Congratulations to Dr. Kishore Rajendran, who received a Physics in Medicine and Biology Outstanding Reviewer Award for 2019.

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February 18, 2020

New study coordinator – Evelyn Redtree

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez

Evelyn Redtree, M.S. is the new research study coordinator in the CT CIC. Evelyn is originally from Rockford, Illinois; she has lived for some long periods of her life in Denver, Tucson and Iowa City. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Speech and Hearing Sciences as a ‘mature’ student at the University of Arizona. […]

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January 7, 2020

New book on CT available

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez

A new CT book is available from Springer entitled “Computed Tomography: Approaches, Applications, and Operations,” and it includes a chapter on Spectral CT Imaging from Dr. C.H. McCollough. Check it out!

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January 2, 2020

Dr. McCollough featured in inaugural Medical Physics virtual issue

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez

Via Medical Physics: It is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of the inaugural virtual issue of Medical Physics on “Significant Advances in CT.” This issue is in honor of the 40th anniversary of Cormack and Hounsfield’s 1979 Nobel Prize for the development of the CT scanner. It consists of 19 important previously […]

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December 9, 2019

CIC authors receive RSNA Certificate of Merit

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez

Congratulations to Dr. Payam Mohammadinejad and coauthors, who received the RSNA Certificate of Merit for their educational exhibit entitled “CT Noise Reduction Methods to Facilitate Lower Dose Scanning: Strengths and Weaknesses of Iterative Reconstruction and New Kids on the Block.” RSNA presented 308 Certificate of Merit awards out of 1905 educational exhibits.

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November 20, 2019

From Aunt Minnie: Photon-counting RSNA abstract highlighted

By Kristina Nunez Kristina Nunez

An article in AuntMinnie.com has highlighted work done by our group, specifically Dr. Kishore Rajendran, and this writeup was the most viewed abstract in the CT section of Aunt Minnie’s pre-RSNA editorial coverage. Check it out here!

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