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July 22, 2014

BME PhD student Adam Wang wins Jack Fowler Junior Investigator Award from AAPM

Adam Wang, PhD, was presented with the Jack Fowler Junior Investigator Award at the a 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) for his talk entitled "Low-Dose C-Arm Cone-Beam CT with Model-Based Image Reconstruction for High-Quality Guidance of Neurosurgical Intervention."

Adam’s work brings novel 3D image reconstruction methods — which are now finding increased use in diagnostic radiology — into the operating room. His approach offers improved image quality and lower radiation dose to image-guided procedures. The advanced technique affords the ability to form such images with computation time — and is compatible with streamlined surgical workflows.

Adam's approach combines parallel computation on GPU with accelerated optimization methods to create 3D images in as little as two minutes. By contrast, conventional methods require an hour or more.

Adam completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the I-STAR Lab at the Department of Biomedical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Jeff Siewerdsen.