Awards and achievements
April 15, 2015
BME assistant professor Web Stayman announces funding and partnership for improved CT scan initiative
Web Stayman, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has partnered with scientists at Philips in a four-year project to improve the computed tomography (CT) scan. With $2.5 million in funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, the team will develop and test new hardware and software aimed at reducing the patient’s radiation dose while ensuring that physicians get the information they need from the scan.
“The idea is that we will put the X-rays where they need to be, not where they’re not needed,” Stayman explains. “This is a new paradigm for personalizing CT where the system ‘knows’ a lot more about a particular patient and uses that information to customize how it scans the patient.”