The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education Foundation awarded Jason Chiang, MD. 2020-2021 Research Resident/Fellow grand of $50,000 for his project titled "Computational Modeling of Combination Transarterial Embolization and Microwave Ablation Therapy Using 4D Flow MRI in an in Vivo Porcine Liver Model."
During the transarterial embolization and microwave ablation therapy, the blood flow dynamics have a substantial effect on the size and shape of microwave ablation zones, which can often be difficult to predict in the setting of liver disease.
Under the guidance of Edward Lee, MD, PhD and Kyung Hyun Sung, PhD, Dr. Chiang utilizes novel flow sensitive MRI sequences to quantify changes in hepatic blood flow during the embolization portion of combination therapy. The end goal of the project is to create a computational model that incorporates MR-derived flow data into a tool that helps radiologists predict the final microwave ablation zones and their margins during combination therapy.
About the RSNA Research Resident/Fellow Grant
This grant provides investigators a chance to explore powerful ideas. Working alongside an experienced advisor, trainees gain insight in research methods and techniques; it is a catalyst to pursue research at a critical point in a radiologist’s career. One-year grant of $30,000/$50,000. Click here to view the complete list of 2020 RSNA Research & Education Foundation New Grants Recipients.