Under the direction of Dr Manuel Arreola, Vice Chair of Medical Physics, the Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physics Research Lab in the Department of Radiology, is actively engaged in a multitude of research endeavors.
Computed Tomography (CT)
Evaluation of the Canon Vitality XT CT Protocol Management System – Grant sponsored by Canon Medical Systems America. Led by Drs Arreola & Barreto. 03/01/20-02/28/21. $27,500
Evaluation of OLEA CT Perfusion System – Grant sponsored by Canon Medical Systems America. Led by Drs Peters & Arreola. 04/01/20-10/31/21. $20,000
Evaluation of Dual-Energy CT – Grant sponsored by Canon Medical Systems America. Led by Drs Arreola, Barreto & Leon. 05/01/20-10/31/21. $240,000
CT Protocol Optimization, Management, and Review – Includes evaluating novel CT imaging technologies for optimal integration and continued utilization in the clinic. Led by Dr Barreto.
Clinical and Phantom-Based Image Quality Assessments – Different iterative reconstruction algorithms and dual-energy CT reconstructions. Led by Dr Leon.
Evaluations of the Accuracy, Sensitivity, and Material Differentiation Properties of Dual Energy CT reconstructions. Led by Drs Leon and Barreto.
Investigation of Spectral CT and Applications – Pending grant sponsored by Canon Medical Systems America. Led by Drs Arreola, Barreto & Leon. +/-August 2020. 2-year grant/$80,000
Post-doctoral Program in CT and Interventional Radiology for Industry-Oriented Careers in Medical Physics – Pending grant sponsored by Canon Medical Systems America. Led by Drs Arreola & Rill. +/- Fall 2020. 2-year grant/$250,000
Interventional Radiology and Fluoroscopy
Assessment of Skin Doses from Interventional Procedures – Led by Drs Rill and Schwarz.
Direct Measurement of Skin and Lens of the Eye Dose Resulting from Interventional Neurosurgical Procedures. Led by Drs Rill and Arreola, in collaboration with Dr Chris Fox in Neurosurgery.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Determination of Protein Concentrations Using MR Imaging – Coordinated by Drs Arreola and Schwarz.
Evaluation of a Smart DR and a Tomosynthesis DR System. Pending Grant Sponsored by AGFA. Led by Drs Rill, Schwarz & Arreola. +/- July 2020; 1-year grant/$59,000