February 19, 2021

Researchers use 3D imaging to detect diseases

A research team organized by UMass Lowell is using new 3D imaging technology to detect multiple diseases, including coronavirus and breast cancer.

The work is being led by UMass Lowell Chemistry assistant professor Manos Gkikas, who is joined by Hengyong Yu, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Mary Rusckowski, associate professor of radiology at UMass Medical School in Worcester.

The work is funded by a three-year, $750,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center with MARS Bioimaging Ltd., a leader in photon-counting spectral CT technology, providing $210,000 in additional funding as an industry partner to support the work further.