CT Research

The Department of Radiology at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University is involved in innovative research, including the full spectrum of basic science, translational research, and clinical quality management in Computed Tomography (CT). The infrastructure comprises state-of-the-art CT scanners, radiologists, physicists, technologists, and a variety of other research support personnel. In addition, we have many collaborative relationships with other departments throughout UH and across the Case Western Reserve University campus, including the Departments of Physics and Biomedical Engineering.

Highlights of the CT Research Program

Translational and clinical research on detector-based Spectral CT

Pioneering work in CT-guided interventions

By Professor Emeritus John Haaga, MD, with ongoing work by Abdominal and Interventional Radiology faculty

Dr. Robert “Chip” Gilkeson, MD, leads the highly effective lung cancer screening program

Dr. Gilkeson has produced many publications in this area, with multiple papers receiving a high number of citations.

Facility Overview

We have a variety of Siemens and Philips CT scanners available for basic science and clinical translational research. The scanners, which range from 64 to 256 slices, are state-of-the-art and feature the latest iterative dose-reducing reconstruction technologies as well as dual-energy imaging capabilities. This scanner is adjacent to two 3T MR systems and near an interventional bi-plane cone-beam CT system and an operating suite, facilitating multi-modality research studies.