Biomedical engineering assistant professor and team receives Best Poster Award at Medical Imaging Conference

Mohammad Mehrmohammadi, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and a team of students and faculty received the Best Poster Award at the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Medical Imaging Conference in San Diego.

The poster, “Design and Implementation of an Integrated Endocavity Ultrasound, Photoacoustic, and Elasticity Imaging System,” focuses on designing a customized imaging probe that provides a complete set of diagnostic information. Using a single imaging probe, the device can provide physicians with the structural, functional and molecular information of tissue. The goal is to use this technology to detect  early-stage ovarian cancer as well as cervix tissue abnormalities, which lead to spontaneous preterm birth.

“We are very excited for this award, not only because our efforts are acknowledged and awarded but also because we receive attention from high-level experts in the field of medical imaging,” said Mehrmohammadi. “This shows that we are working on a project which has both technical and clinical value.”

Students from the biomedical, electrical and computer, and mechanical engineering departments worked together with faculty from the School of Medicine and researchers from the Karmanos Cancer Institute to create the imaging probe.

Mehrmohammadi joined Wayne State University in 2014. His research interests include medical imaging, bioinstrumentation and ultrasound imaging. 

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