Madabhushi team awarded patent in digital pathology, cancer detection

Anant Madabhushi, associate professor of biomedical engineering and a member of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been awarded U.S. patent 8718340, titled “System and method for accurate and rapid identification of diseased regions on biological images with applications to disease diagnosis and prognosis.”

The invention relates to a method and system for detecting biologically relevant structures in a hierarchical fashion, beginning at a low resolution and proceeding to higher levels of resolution.

Co-inventors include James Monaco (scientist, VuComp), Michael Feldman (University of Pennsylvania), John Tomaszewski (SUNY Buffalo) and Ajay Basavanhally (Case Western Reserve).