Published: Aug 23, 2007 8:21:21 AM
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Stan Reeves, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded a $340,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will allow Reeves, principal investigator on the project, to develop a new way to collect and assemble a special type of MRI imagery. Collaborator Don Twieg at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will assist with data acquisition and modeling.
"This special type of MRI gives us images of specific chemical concentrations in tissues and organs in the body, information that can be tremendously useful for diagnostic purposes," Reeves said. "Because the current approaches take far too much time to capture an image, this research will focus on developing a much faster way to capture these images, which will improve patient comfort and reduce imaging costs."
Reeves conducts research in the area of digital image processing, medical image processing, and color imaging and image processing. He is particularly focused on computational methods for acquiring and assembling image data and improving image quality.