In this study, we aim to implement novel technical optimizations to improve breast cancer detectability on DWI in women with dense breasts. Results of this study will provide valuable information as to the potential of using DWI as a screening tool that complements x-ray mammography and is faster, less expensive, and safer than DCE MRI for earlier detection of malignancy in women with dense breasts.
The overall objective of this project is to develop robust advanced multiparametric breast MRI markers and radiomic signatures to characterize DCIS risk. Successful results of this study could lead to a decrease in unneccessary biopsies of calcifications and provide accurate assessments of DCIS risk of progression to invasive disease and recurrence after treatment.
The goal of this research is to improve breast cancer treatment by identifying novel imaging markers of response to therapy in different cancer types. Exciting advances in treatment approaches increase the need for new tools to quantify response and assess treatment efficacy in vivo.
CESM (contrast-enhanced spectral mammography) and ABMR (abbreviated breast MRI). The purpose of this study is to learn if two new breast cancer screening tests are effective in detecting breast cancer. If these tests are similar to standard breast MRI, they may offer additional screening options at lower cost for more women.
Despite improvements in treatment and screening, breast cancer remains the 2nd most common cause of cancer related death among U.S. women. Using deep learning approaches , we aim to develop models that can detect cancer with high specificity and sensitivity, and predict the future risk of developing breast cancer in screening populations.
Congrats to Smita and Wesley for having their abstracts accepted to BMES 2023 !
Smita's session, "Diffusion Weighted Imaging for Improving the Diagnostic Performance of Breast MRI",
is on Thursday, October 12 2023, 2:00-3:00 PM.
Wesley's session, "Association of fibroglandular breast tissue characteristics from multiparametric MRI with cancer risk factors in women undergoing breast cancer screening",
is on Friday, October 13 2023, 3:30-4:30 PM.
See you there!
A big thank you to Ridvan Arda Demirci, MD , for his guest lecture on theranostics during our biweekly BIRD meeting!
Our AMIA 2023 abstract submission ("Association of Screening MRI Features with Development of Future Breast Cancer") has been accepted!
See you at AMIA in November!
Congratulations to Callie Lind and Olivia Walsh on graduating as Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering With Honors !
We are all so proud of you!
Come visit our presentations at ISMRM 2023!
Anum's session (Program Number 0129) is on June 5 and
Smita's presentation (Program Number 2549) is on June 6.
See you there or online!
Congratulations to our undergrads Alise and Olivia for presenting their posters at the Undergraduate Research Symposium 2023!
So much fun meeting everyone for Lab Picture Day along with other colleagues and friends from Breast Imaging!
Proud to have our post-doc, Anum, present at the Fred Hutch Breast & Ovarian Cancer Translational Incubator meeting! Great work!
Congratulations to Anum and Debosmita for having their abstract submissions accepted to ISMRM 2023!
Stay tuned for program numbers and dates!
Congratulations to Olivia, recipient of the Mary Gates scholarship!
Her recent work examines BPE measures in patients who underwent prophylactic mastectomies, assessing the relationship between pathology measures and BPE.
Director, Principal Investigator
Graduate Student Researcher
Research internships are available for students interested in science, engineering or medical
careers. Computer programming experience helpful but not required. Successful students
will co-author conference abstracts and scientific journal publications of their work.
Hours are flexible, with minimum of 6+ hours/week and 6 month commitment. Positions are
available throughout the year.
Job duties include: