Researchers honoured for advances in identifying cancer through imaging

Friday, April 1, 2016

A systems design engineering professor and team of graduate students are the recipients of two Magna Cum Laude awards presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Imaging Network of Ontario held in Toronto at the end of March.

Alexander Wong, systems design engineering professor

Alexander Wong, the Canada Research Chair in Medical Imaging Systems,and systems design engineering graduate students Audrey ChungMohammad Javad Shafiee, Devinder Kumar, along with their collaborators at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, doctors Masoom Haider and Farzad Khalvati, were recognized for their research in the area of radiomics-driven oncological clinical decision support.

Wong, pictured above, and his team in collaboration with clinical researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences, have introduced a breakthrough strategy to quicker and more effective cancer identification.

Known as discovery radiomics, the concept allows for the identification of a large number of imaging-based features that act as quantitative biomarkers for capturing highly unique tumor traits and characteristics beyond what can be captured using predefined feature models. [Read more]

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