$3.4 Million Research Grant Awarded to Rutgers and Dr. Anant Madabhushi

While the latest studies have shown that the current use of high-resolution and complex MRI technology can identify to some extent cancerous or dense tissue in prostate glands, a new concern has risen from this non-invasive identification process. Researchers from Rutgers University and the University of Pennsylvania have recognized the computerized imaging to be problematic due to the inability of radiologists to accurately predict whether abnormal features are actually harmful growth or merely benign in a timely fashion. Under the five year research grant, two of which from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the National Institutes of Health has embarked on the great journey with Rutgers University, University of Pennsylvania and Siemens to improve MRI features in order for radiologists to accurately recognize and diagnose patients effectively. Dr. Anant Madabhushi, Rutgers principal investigator on the grant, while serving as assistant professor of the biomedical engineering department and director of the Laboratory for Computational Imaging and Bioinformatics (LCIB), has made exceptional contributions by specifically working on developing innovative and accurate MRI imaging for early computerized diagnosis and identification of prostate cancer. For more Information please CLICK HERE

by Sayuri Khandavilli