DC shim coil for 3T prostate MRI in patients with metallic hip prostheses
Brief Description of Project:
Prostate cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers and a leading cause of cancer deaths in men. In the United States, prostate cancer accounted for more than 32,000 deaths in 2020, which amounted to almost 5% of all cancer deaths. MRI is a frontline tool for the assessment of prostate cancer and has been shown to add significant value to clinical biomarkers such as the prostate-specific antigen (PSA). At the same time, hip arthroplasty (HA) is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the aging population. Approximately 3% of the older adult population in the United States will undergo HA. Hip prostheses are commonly made of a Cobalt-Chromium head and a Titanium stem that have high magnetic susceptibilities.
Some knowledge of circuits. Interested in medical imaging such as magnetic resonance imaging or circuit design. Strong motivation for academic research and scientific publication.
Nature of Supervision:
Working closely with the PI and another professor Saikat Sengupta (Co-PI). Weekly individual meetings.
A Brief Research Plan (period is for 10 weeks):
1 week - project overview and plan development
8 weeks - project implementation
1 week - project write-up and presentation
Number of Open Slots: 1
Name: Xinqiang Yan
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering