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Connect Grant Co-PI Dr. Satish Kandlikar Wins NSF Funding to Study Benefits of New Infrared-Imaging Method

Connect Grant Co-PI Dr. Satish Kandlikar Wins NSF Funding to Study Benefits of New Infrared-Imaging Method

Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology and physicians at Rochester Regional Health are advancing thermal imaging techniques as a potentially safer and less invasive diagnostic tool for the detection of early-stage breast cancer.

A National Science Foundation grant of $99,620 is supporting the two-year project and the multidisciplinary team that represents the strategic collaboration of the RIT & Rochester Regional Health Alliance. Satish Kandlikar, the Gleason Professor of Mechanical Engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, is leading the NSF-funded study to establish modern thermal, or infrared, imaging as a viable alternative to other technologies, such as ultrasound and MRI, used in addition to conventional mammograms.

“Modern infrared imaging has the potential to significantly increase the accuracy of screening for breast cancer and could have broad implications for preventive medicine,” Kandlikar said.

To read more about Dr. Kandlikar's research, please visit University News.