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 August 30, 2008

Grant received to develop ultrasound technologies to detect, monitor, and assist in the treatment of breast lesions

Through the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Dr. Kaisar Alam and Dr. Deborah Rubens (RCBU Associate Director) received a grant to develop ultrasound technologies to detect, monitor, and assist in the treatment of breast lesions. The project is a collaborative effort between the Riverside Research Institute and the University of Rochester. Dr. Alam, an alumnus of the University of Rochester, received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering under the supervision of Kevin Parker, Ph.D. Through this three-year project, the team will develop elastography and ultrasound tissue characterization techniques to detect and monitor breast lesions with the ultimate objective of developing a reliable, clinically practical method of identifying benign breast lesions.