Ongoing Colloborations and Partners
Department of Radiation Medicine of Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC): is an international leader in cancer therapy and major training center of the CyberKnife system. Recently they just developed and installed a state of the art Proton Therapy System, the only such system in the region. Our primary research collaboration is outcomes of analysis of Prostate Cancer Therapy delivered by the CyberKnife system. In the past one of our faculty members Dr. Kenneth Wong was involved in synchronizing CyberKnife system with patient breathing motion.
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RadPhysics: provides radiation oncology professionals with a comprehensive and integrated approach to error management. The company supplies a software program (MERP) for reducing medical errors in radiation oncology. RadPhysics also provides benchmark policies and procedures following recommendations of professional organizations and requirements of regulatory agencies.
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Computational Bioinformatics and Bio-imaging Laboratory (CBIL): is constructed of electrical and computer engineering researchers by training who have developed a great interest in multiscale, computational, integrative, and systems biomedical sciences, mainly inspired by our curiosity about the process of discovery. We enjoy close collaborations with biologists and physicians, and these partnerships provide us with the opportunities to learn new things, to ask new questions, and to pursue new discoveries. Our major research partners include Georgetown University Medical Center, Children's National Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, and Howard Hughes Janelia Farm Campus.
We are developing a research and educational program of excellence in computational bioinformatics and bio-imaging, with an emphasis on the strategic frontier between computational intelligence and the biomedical sciences and on the truly interdisciplinary nature of educating future scientists and engineers.
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RadAmerica: is a division of Medstar Health specialized in radiation thearpy services in Maryland and DC region. We are collaborating with them in the area of applying artificial intelligence in radiation therapy. Our current focus includes optimization of the use of cone beam imaging and computer assistance in managing therapy simulation process.
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Artificial Intelligence Resource (AIR) Program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of NIH: The goal of Artificial Intelligence Resource (AIR) is to make AI tools available to Center for Cancer Research (CCR) investigators. The strength of AI is that algorithms can be trained to seek specific information that may be scientifically or clinically important. AIR will mainly focus on “Computer Vision” which analyzes medical images, such as radiologic, digital pathology, video/endoscopy and optical imaging among others. Examples of potential projects include developing better screening, detection methods or predictive markers, or improving procedures among many others.
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The School of Business Administration at the University of Dayton: has been a long term research partner in analyzing the community development and management issues in open source software activities especially involving government agencies who feel very much constrained to engage with open source community. Professor Donald Wynn is leading the academic research of the business process using the raw material provided to us by OSEHRA.
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Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center (RICVAMC): The Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, located in Richmond, Virginia, is a level 1a 349-bed facility offering primary, secondary, and tertiary health care in medicine, surgery, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, intermediate care, acute and sustaining spinal cord injury, skilled nursing home care, and palliative care. Primary and secondary levels of care are provided in psychiatry beds, along with a substance abuse rehabilitation program. Richmond offers a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services including a 12-station dialysis unit, magnetic resonance imaging, cardiac catheterization, mammography, radiation therapy, electrophysiology, photophoresis and lithotripsy. Richmond is a national referral center for heart, lung and liver transplantations, and the medical center acts as a tertiary care referral center for subspecialty treatment, traumatic brain injury, open-heart surgery, oncology, and vascular diseases. AIC is currently collaborating with the Hepatology and Radiology departments of RICVAMC.
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