The 3D Imaging Research and Radiology Computer Aided Diagnostics Laboratory (Rad CADx LAB) is directed by Hiro Yoshida, Ph.D., and includes several Ph.D. faculty members, such as Wenli Cai and Janne Nappi, with expertise in image analysis and computer aided detection. The team has developed a research and development program with extensive grant funding and research publications in a variety of clinical image processing applications.
The 3D Imaging Research team has developed advanced imaging and visualization technology for improving the tolerability and enhancing the clinical efficacy of CT Colonography, a non-invasive alternative to optical colonoscopy. Their work has earned several prestigious awards, and was used in a large clinical trial demonstrating the utility of a minimal prep CT Colonography technique, which is far more palatable than traditional preparation for CT colonography or colonoscopy.
They have also developed semi-automated applications for image analysis of a variety of organs and tumors to aid in tracking treatment response and in treatment planning for liver, kidney, lung, and a wide range of tumors.