Seed Grant Recipients


2018 STR Seed Grant Recipient

Dr. Florian J. Fintelmann

Harvard Medical School

Project Title:
Role of Imaging Biomarkers on Chest CT for Preoperative Risk Stratification of Lung Cancer Patients: A Multi-Center Precision Medicine Initiative using Machine Learning

Society of Thoracic Radiology Research and Education Foundation Seed Grants

Grant Recipient Institution Title
F. Fintelmann Harvard Medical School Role of Imaging Biomarkers on Chest CT for Preoperative Risk Stratification of Lung Cancer Patients: A Multi-Center Precision Medicine Initiative using Machine Learning
L. Lin University of Southern California Evaluation of Lung Cancer Treatment Response to Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Utilizing Volumetric Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced CT and Texture Analysis
T. D. Tailor Duke University Medical Center Integration of CT Imaging Features with Cell-free Plasma DNA as Biomarkers for Early Lung Cancer Detection in Patients with Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules
H. H. Guo Stanford University Hospital Assurance of Subsolid Pulmonary Nodule Visualization by Low-Dose CT, Facilitated by 3D Printing
D. Litmanovich Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Functional MRI Assessment as a Primary Imaging Modality for Diagnosis, Follow-up and Guidance of Therapy Decisions of COPD Patients with Tracheomalacia
J. Chung National Jewish Health Use of 1.5T Proton MRI in the Initial Assessment and Follow-up of Mycobacterium Avium Complex Pneumonia
S. Singh Massachusetts General Hospital Chest CT Under 1 mSv: A Pilot Study
C. W. Koo NYU Langone Medical Center Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Sub-solid Opacities
D. A. Torigian University of Pennsylvania Feasibility and Validation of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging for Non-Invasive Assessment of Targeted Nanocarriers to Treat Pulmonary Inflammation in a Mouse Model
S. T. Chong University of Michigan 64-Slice Coronary CT Angiography vs. Standard Therapy in the Emergency Room: Determining Cost-Effectiveness and Predicting Clinical Outcome in Patients with Low and Moderate Risk for Acute Coronary Syndrome
E. Y. Lee Children’s Hospital Boston Evaluation of Hyperpolarized He MRI in Pediatric Patients with Asthma
M. Nishino Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Loss of Anteroposterior Intralobar Attenuation Gradient of the Lung: Correlation with Pulmonary Function
D. Moses New York University Medical Center Quantification of Perfusion in Primary Pulmonary Neoplasms
O. Mawlawi MD Anderson Cancer Center Accurate Quantification of Small Lung Nodules Based on PET/CT Imaging
G. W. Gladish MD Anderson Cancer Center Investigation of the Feasibility of the Use of Normal Saline as Negative Intravascular Contrast Agent in Thoracic Computed Tomography
M.B. Sneider University of Michigan Multidetector Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Acute Chest Pain in the Emergency Department
G. P. Reddy University California San Francisco Coronary Pathophysiology in Dilated Cardiomyopathy
V.S. Lee New York University Medical Center Contrast-Enhanced Cardiac MR Imaging for Evaluation of Myocardial Viability
J.P. Ko Massachusetts General Hospital Automatic Detection of Pulmonary Nodules on Chest CT and Assessment of Change Over Time
D. Levin University of California San Diego The Evaluation of Pulmonary Perfusion Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
K. Garg University of Colorado Thromboembolic Disease: Value of CT Venography in Addition to CT Pulmonary Angiography
B. Zhao New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center Development of a 3-dimensional Image Sigmentational Alogorithm to Accurately Delineate Solitary Pulmonary Nodules of CT Images
A. A. Shah New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center CTV in Conjunction with PCTA for the Presence of DVT in Lower Extremities Above the Knee
D. Roberts University of Pennsylvania Functional MRI of Pulmonary Perfusion Using Steady-State Arterial Spine-tagging Pending Application to the Detection of Pulmonary Embolism
L. S. Broderick Indiana University Evaluation of Questionable Nodules Seen on Chest Radiographs: Fluxorscopy vs. CT
J. Collins University of Wisconsin The Utility of Expiratory High-resolution CT in Diagnosing Bronchiolitis Obliterans
P. K. Woodward Mallinckrodt Detection of Pulmonary Nodules and ILD: Comparison of ThoraVision and Conventional Screen-film Radiographs
J. Gruden University California San Francisco High-resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) in Patients with Possible Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia (PCP): Finding with Bronchoscopic Correlation after Negative Sputum Induction
P. J. Mergo University of Florida Pre-procedural 3-D Reformation of Helical CT in Bronchoscopy, Thoracostomy, and Mediastinoscopy
D. Dyer University of Colorado Proposal for Study of Chest CT as Screening Tool for Aortic Injury
H. Hatabu University of Pennsylvania High-Resolution MR Imaging of Lung Parenchyma
J. Ye State University New York An Efficient Approach to Quantitative Myocardial Perfusion SPECT
R. Slone Mallinckrodt Pre and Post Operative Evaluation of Volume Reduction Surgery Patients: A Study of Chest Wall Mechanics, Diaphragm Motion, and Lung Volumes with Inspiratory/Expiratory CT and MRI
S. Kee University California San Francisco HRCT of the Chest of Asthmatic Patients Before and After Methacholine Challenge and Albuterol Inhalation
E. Drucker Massachusetts General Hospital Pilot Study to Investigate the Use of Helical Scanning CT in Diagnosis of Acute Pulmonary Embolism