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NSERC USRA Opportunity - Spatial Inter-relationship Mapping using Computed Tomography in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Quantitative computed tomography (CT) imaging in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients provides measurements of the underlying disease features, small airway disease and emphysema, but tools that can interrogate the inter-relationships are limited. We hypothesize that there is a spatial relationship between disease features that is related to disease severity. We will use image processing methods to generate three-dimensional maps for visualizing and quantifying the spatial inter-relationships.

Research Group: Dr. Miranda Kirby