Three researchers—Pedram Heidari, MD, Prashant Nagpal, MD and Adam Singer, MD—have been awarded 2018 Canon Medical Systems USA/RSNA Research Seed Grants by the RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation.
The one-year, $40,000 grants were funded by Canon Medical Systems USA and give medical researchers the chance to test hypotheses before applying for additional funding.
Heidari, of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, will study a PET probe that could lead to improved care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Nagpal, of the University of Iowa in Iowa City, will work with advisor Matthews Jacob, PhD, to study if three-dimensional (3D) self-navigated free-breathing cardiac MRI sequences that use manifold reconstruction algorithms are comparable to breath-held CMR sequences for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. Singer, of Emory University in Atlanta, will examine the sonographic accuracy of a novel scoring and reporting system for soft tissue sarcoma resection bed surveillance.
“The R&E Foundation is grateful for Canon Medical Systems USA’s support of the 2018 grant recipients,” N. Reed Dunnick, MD, chair of the R&E Foundation Board of Trustees, said in a statement issued by RSNA. “This longstanding partnership and commitment is a vital component in ensuring research innovation and seeding the future of radiology.”