Biomedical engineering student receives runner up for paper

Asha SinganamalliAsha Singanamalli, a biomedical engineering student, received runner up for best student paper at SPIE Medical Imaging 2013. SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics.

She beat out 40 other student papers and 7 other finalists with her paper, titled “Identifying in Vivo Dce MRI parameters correlated with ex Vivo quantitative microvessel characteristics: a radiohistomorphometric approach.”

The paper introduces a framework called radiohistomorphometry that allows for identification of novel DCE MRI biomarkers for distinguishing prostate cancer patients who need aggressive treatment from those who may be more suited for active surveillance.

Anant Madabhushi, an associate professor of biomedical engineering, mentors Singanamalli.