ME Department Seminar with Stephan Anderson

11:00 am on Friday, December 7, 2012
110 Cummington Mall, Room 245
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to announce:

Stephan Anderson:
Quantitative and engineering approaches to imaging research: Diffuse liver disease and beyond

Boston University Medical Center

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 am.

Chronic liver disease represents a global healthcare burden, the incidence of which is increasing throughout the world. In an effort to replace the inherently flawed conventional approach to quantifying hepatic fibrosis, the assessment of which is critical in diagnosing and treating chronic liver disease, various imaging approaches are being explored. Among these, the development of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (qMRI) approaches as well as the use of novel contrast agents offer promising solutions. Quantitative diffusion imaging and the development of novel contrast agents employing top-down fabrication approaches in their design will be discussed, as regards their application to liver imaging, and beyond.

About the speaker:
Dr. Anderson, an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at Boston University Medical Center, is the Director of Computed Tomography and the Chief of the Abdominal Imaging Section. Dr. Anderson’s clinical expertise and research interests include liver imaging, specifically, chronic liver disease and the development of novel, quantitative and engineering approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of hepatic fibrosis. Dr. Anderson graduated from the University of Maryland with an MD, completed a Diagnostic Radiology residency at Boston University Medical Center and an Abdominal Imaging fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.