With better breast imaging, radiologists could find, classify, or rule out cancer sooner—reducing anxiety, medical risk, and costs for millions of patients.
The Graduate Program in Medical Physics at the University of Chicago mourns and condemns another murder of a Black person at the hands of the police. The unjust deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery were the tipping point that demonstrate the urgent need for societal changes after years of innocent Black lives lost, followed by failures to bring offending officers and racist vigilantes to justice.
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Gregory Anthony successfully defended his thesis discussing therapeutic ultrasound and improved image guidance and combinatorial treatments for recurrent prostate cancer. Anthony's advisor is Steffen Sammet. Anthony is now a diagnostic imaging physics resident at Indiana University.
Eyjolfur Gudmundsson successfully defended his thesis "Functional, volumetric, and textural analysis of malignant pleural mesothelioma using computed tomography and deep convolutional neural networks." His advisor is Samuel G. Armato. Gudmundsson has accepted a position as a postdoctoral research at University College, London.
Fourth year medical physics student Scott Trinkle has received a Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) for up to 3 years to support research on a novel multi-modal, multi-scale imaging pipeline for the validation of diffusion MRI of the brain.
Congratulations to Kayla Robinson on defending her PhD thesis this week! Her dissertation is titled "Machine Learning on Medical Imaging for Breast Cancer Risk Assessment" and her advisor is Maryellen Giger.