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Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has entered into a research collaboration with the Duke University School of Medicine (Durham, North Carolina, U.S.) to improve patient care in Computed Tomography imaging. As part of the collaboration, Bracco will work with Duke on a research program aimed at developing a viable software tool to automatically and predictively estimate iodine enhancement, radiation dose, and image quality for individual patients undergoing a contrast enhanced Computed Tomography imaging procedure.
This research will introduce a mechanism by which we hope to demonstrate and validate improvements in image quality and safety in contrast enhanced CT examinations through advanced modeling of contrast perfusion through human bodyEhsan Samei
“We look forward to this collaboration in which we will seek to identify new protocols for CT imaging that will hopefully be shown to improve the care of patients,” said Dr. Ehsan Samei, Professor of Radiology and Medical Physics at Duke University School of Medicine, and the lead scientist of the collaboration. “This research will introduce a mechanism by which we hope to demonstrate and validate improvements in image quality and safety in contrast enhanced CT examinations through advanced modeling of contrast perfusion through human body.”
“We are proud that Duke, recognized as a world leader in the field of imaging techniques, has agreed to work with Bracco as its key partner for such an important goal”, said Fulvio Renoldi Bracco, Chief Executive Officer at Bracco Imaging. “We strongly believe that Duke’s expertise in advanced imaging applications will contribute to transform patient care by keeping the interest of the patient in the forefront of advanced diagnostic CT imaging.”
This collaboration agreement will further accelerate such a pioneering research effort that could evolve into commercial embodiments for advanced contrast enhanced CT imaging technologies. Moreover, this agreement will strengthen Bracco’s commitment in developing new software based solutions to enhance radiologist workflow and improve patient outcomes.