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Ohio Third Frontier awards $2.5 million for imaging research in Cleveland
Date:9/6/2011

able informed diagnostic decisions in a cost effective, fast way. A successful product should significantly help grow the market for Philips CT scanners made in Ohio and shipped all over the world.

The project is led by David Wilson, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology at Case Western Reserve University. The research team includes Hiram Grando Bezerra, MD, Professor, and Robert (Chip) Gilkeson, MD, Director of Cardiothoracic Imaging and Professor, UH Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University Department of Radiology, and Scott Pohlman of Philips.

The Third Frontier grants require matching funds. The partners are investing a total of $1 million in each project.

As part of the Philips Healthcare Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center, the latest Philips imaging equipment is developed in Cleveland and validated for clinical efficacy and product release. The Department of Radiology at UH Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve School of Engineering, have some of the nation's leaders in medical imaging who partner with Philips. The company's global Computed Tomography and Nuclear Medicine headquarters is also in Cleveland.

"We are very excited about this important collaboration with University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University," said Jay Mazelsky, senior vice president and general manager for Computed Tomography and Nuclear Medicine at Philips Healthcare. "Our company aspires to assist clinicians by providing breakthrough imaging technologies that today are not yet possible. This Advanced Imaging Innovation Center will help us realize these objectives and in the process, help improve the healthcare of patients in Ohio and throughout the world."


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Contact: Alicia Reale
alicia.reale@uhhospitals.org
216-844-5158
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

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