Busch Biomedical Grant Awarded to Dr. Hacihaliloglu

Dr. Ilker Hacihaliloglu has been awarded a two-year, $40,00 Busch Biomedical Grant for his project entitled “Learning-based Computational 3D Ultrasound Imaging Platform for Percutaneous Needle Guidance”. Together with collaborator Dr. John Nosher (Department of Radiology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School) Dr. Hacihaliloglu will develop new computational methods for processing three-dimensional (3D) radiofrequency ultrasound data for robust visualization and localization of needles for continuous, real-time and accurate guidance to anatomical structures. The technology has applications in numerous minimally invasive procedures such as core needle biopsies, epidural administration, peripheral nerve blocks, and tumor ablation.