Engineering students win award for research in biomedical image informatics

MRI Machine

Two student researchers in the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering were recipients of the 2015 Choose Ohio First Scholarship. The student winners were biomedical engineering graduate student Jacob Antunes and Michael Volkovitsch, an undergraduate student majoring in computer science.
Each year, the Choose Ohio First Scholarship is awarded to academically talented students from Ohio with an emphasis on raising academic excellence, leadership and pursuit of a career in science and technology through financial support of their research in areas of bioinformatics, computational biology and health informatics.

Antunes is working with Satish Viswanath, research assistant professor in biomedical engineering, to investigate quantitative MR imaging features of rectal cancer to predict clinical variables following chemoradiation therapy. Volkovitch is examining what features of digital breast tomosynthesis images can be used to improve the diagnosis of breast cancer.
Anant Madabhushi, professor of biomedical engineering and director of CCIPD, mentors both Antunes and Volkovitsch.