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Congratulations to Duke Radiology’s RAILabs, led by P.I. Ehsan Abadi, Ph.D., which was just awarded an NIH R01 grant

EHSAN ABADI, PH.D.

Congratulations to Duke Radiology’s RAILabs, which was just awarded an NIH R01 grant. The project led by P.I. Ehsan Abadi, Ph.D.,  is titled “Accuracy and Precision in CT Quantification of COPD Through Virtual Imaging Trials”.

The project aims to systematically evaluate and optimize quantitative CT imaging biomarkers in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients, across scanner makes and models, imaging parameters, and patient attributes. This will be performed by developing and using in silico models of COPD patients and CT scanners. The project will position CT alongside other diagnostic methods to accurately and precisely characterize COPD.

Terrific work by Ehsan and team. This is clearly a highly valuable project which will better inform those working with COPD patients.

A collage of computational models of COPD patients with various emphysema severities, developed by Abadi et al.

 

 

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