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BME's Anant Madabhushi and team featured on cover of Medical Physics

Anant Madabhushi, associate professor of biomedical engineering and director of the newly created Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics, recently published an article titled “Spectral Embedding Based Active Contour (SEAC) for Lesion Segmentation on Breast Dynamic Contract Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging.” The paper was the cover article for the March issue of Medical Physics.

Shannon Agner of Rutgers University was the lead author on the paper, while Madabhushi served as the senior author. Jun Xu, professor at Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, was a co-author. Xu is a former research associate under Madabhushi.

Read the article.

University-led teams win funding for two manufacturing projects

Case Western Reserve University and partners have won funding to develop new ways to repair and alter costly manufacturing tools using three-dimensional printing technology.
 
In addition, Carnegie Mellon University and Case Western Reserve are leading a second team that also won funding to learn how to control and understand microstructure and mechanical properties of parts made with two kinds of additive manufacturing to ensure parts qualify for aerospace, medical, and other uses. CWRU will be taking the administrative lead on this work as well as leading the evaluation of mechanical properties.
 

CWRU spinoff ConservoCare gets licensing options to develop medical device for bladder control

ConservoCare LLC, a spinoff of research at Case Western Reserve University, has obtained license options through the university’s Technology Transfer Office to develop a medical device for bladder control.

ConservoCare, based in Atlanta, is focused on restoring bladder function lost due to injury or illness. Patients with spinal cord injuries who experience urethral sphincter spasms likely are to be the first to benefit from the device, which uses electrical nerve stimulation to control the bladder.

Night Runner: How one student beats the clock

Meet biomedical engineering major Colin Morlock (CWR '13), who sees a side of our city few others experience when he treads streets while others sleep. See why he sees running as a metaphor for life--and academic success.

Interdisciplinary research team develops new MRI method to “fingerprint” tissues and diseases, leading to earlier, quicker diagnoses


CWRU professors of radiology and biomedical engineering team with UH radiologist, PhD student and Siemens; publish findings in Nature

A new method of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could provide early identification of specific cancers, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and other maladies, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center write in the journal Nature.

Each body tissue and disease has a unique fingerprint that can be used to diagnose problems before they become untreatable, the scientists explain.

By using new MRI technologies to scan simultaneously for various physical properties, the team could differentiate white matter from gray matter from cerebrospinal fluid in the brain in about 12 seconds. Even better, the team believes it could achieve the same results even faster in the near future.