Ge Wang receives U01 grant from NIH

Ge Wang has received a multimillion dollar four year grant from NIH to work on a "High Dose Efficiency CT System" under the multi-PI U01 mechanism. The key points about the project are as follows.

X-ray computed tomography (CT) is a corner stone of hospitals and clinics. There are 100 million CT scans annually worldwide. The high impact of CT has led to rapidly increased utilization, and at the same time public concern about the potential risk of x-ray radiation to patients. This project will develop X-ray dose-saving technologies for three main CT components and demonstrate their clinical benefits. These technologies will be integrated into a CT test bed system at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The aims of the proposed program are to reduce the average population dose from common diagnostic CT scans to less than 1 mSv and provide the largest improvement in spatial resolution over 30 years. In a substantial way, GE Global Research is co-funding this project which has three PIs (Ge Wang at RPI, Norbert Pelc at Stanford and Peter Edic at GE Global Research).

Ge Wang is the John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Chair Professor of Engineering at Rensselaer. His innovations over the past 25 years have significantly advanced the fields of x-ray and optical imaging. He has been continuously well funded by federal agencies since the beginning of his career, authored or co-authored nearly 400 refereed journal papers, and is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the International Society for Optical Engineering, the Optical Society of America, and most recently the American Association of Physics in Medicine.