Beichel Receives NIH Grant for Medical Image Analysis Studies

Friday, January 20, 2012

University of Iowa News Release

Reinhard R. Beichel, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, has received a two-year, $411,611 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for medical image analysis studies.

Titled "Computer-aided Analysis of Mechanisms Matching Ventilation and Perfusion in Rats," the project utilizes advanced imaging and computer-aided analysis methods to explore the mechanism responsible for efficient gas exchange in the lungs.

Beichel, who is also assistant professor of internal medicine in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, has colleagues on the project who include Dr. Robb W. Glenny, M.D., at the University of Washington.

The project results are expected to enable researchers to better understand and treat lung diseases.