News | PET-MRI | November 08, 2018

Researcher Awarded 2018 Hitachi Healthcare Americas/RSNA Grant

 

 

David Schultz, M.D., Ph.D.

David Schultz, M.D., Ph.D.

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education (R&E) Foundation awarded the 2018 Hitachi Healthcare Americas/RSNA Research Seed Grant to David Shultz, M.D., Ph.D. This grant is made possible by Hitachi Healthcare Americas’ support of the RSNA R&E Foundation. The Hitachi Healthcare Americas/RSNA Research Seed Grant provides $40,000 for a one-year project to test hypotheses and obtain pilot data in preparation for major grant applications. David Shultz, M.D., Ph.D., Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, with scientific advisor Patrick VeitHaibach, M.D., will use FAZA-PET/MRI to identify hypoxic tumor in patients with localized high-risk sarcoma. Dr. Shultz and his team will also use pimonidazole, a molecular probe for hypoxia, to validate the FAZA results and further characterize the biologic features of hypoxic tumors. The ultimate goal of this work is to determine if hypoxia imaging with PET/MRI improves the management of sarcoma and to evaluate and characterize hypoxic mechanisms on a molecular level within clinical specimens. Through these efforts, they seek to improve the ability to treat patients with high-risk sarcoma. The RSNA R&E Foundation Board of Trustees approved funding for $4 million in radiology research and education grants this year, achieving a funding rate of 35 percent of grant applicants. “The R&E Foundation is grateful for Hitachi Healthcare Americas’ support of the 2018 grant recipients. This longstanding partnership and commitment is a vital component in ensuring research innovation and seeding the future of radiology,” said N. Reed Dunnick, M.D., chair of the R&E Foundation Board of Trustees. 

For more information: www.rsna.org

Related Content

GE Healthcare Recalls Millennium Nuclear Medicine Systems
News | Nuclear Imaging | November 15, 2018
GE Healthcare announced it is recalling its Millennium Nuclear Medicine Systems due to an incident in which the the top...
Life Image and Mendel.ai Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Clinical Trial Development
News | Artificial Intelligence | November 15, 2018
Life Image and Mendel.ai announced a new strategic partnership that will facilitate the adoption and enhancement of...
News | Enterprise Imaging | November 14, 2018
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. will showcase new features and tools for the Exa Enterprise Imaging platform at...
Artificial Intelligence Predicts Alzheimer's Years Before Diagnosis
News | Neuro Imaging | November 14, 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) technology improves the ability of brain imaging to predict Alzheimer’s disease, according...
SuperSonic Imagine Introduces Aixplorer Mach 30 Ultrasound at The Liver Meeting
Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | November 14, 2018
SuperSonic Imagine recently exhibited at The Liver Meeting, held Nov. 9-13 in San Francisco, where the company...
Merit Medical Completes Acquisition of Cianna Medical
News | Women's Health | November 14, 2018
Disposable device manufacturer Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced the closing of a definitive merger agreement to...
Researchers Awarded 2018 Canon Medical Systems USA/RSNA Research Grants
News | Radiology Imaging | November 13, 2018
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education (R&E) Foundation recently announced the...
MDW Unveils First Radiology Blockchain Platform at RSNA 2018
News | Radiology Business | November 13, 2018
Medical Diagnostic Web (MDW) will debut the first radiology blockchain platform designed to connect all players in the...
Subtle Medical Showcases Artificial Intelligence for PET, MRI Scans at RSNA 2018
News | Artificial Intelligence | November 13, 2018
At the 2018 Radiological Society of North America annual meeting (RSNA 2018), Nov. 25-30 in Chicago, Subtle Medical...
News | Advanced Visualization | November 13, 2018
Canon Medical Systems USA and Applied Radiology will host a pair of expert-led forums in high-resolution imaging and...