Transformation - 2008 President's Report

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The Urgency of Now - 2008 President's Report

Changing the Image of Medicine

Dr. Hanli Liu

Dr. Hanli Liu works with optical imaging systems to improve brain tumor treatment.

A new state-of-the-art medical imaging center allows engineers from UT Arlington and physicians from UT Southwestern Medical Center to work collaboratively to battle serious illnesses.

UT Arlington engineers are at the forefront of biomedical imaging research that uses non-invasive procedures to combat cancer and other diseases.

Bioengineering Professor Hanli Liu, who has received the College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award, has developed optical imaging systems to monitor radiation's effects on brain tumors and therapeutic effects of anti-stroke drugs.

Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, and her collaborators include mathematicians from UT Arlington, life scientists from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and clinicians from UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Dr. Liu, along with engineering faculty members Kambiz Alavi, George Alexandrakis, Khosrow Behbehani, Digant Davé and Karel Zuzak, collaborate with scientists from UT Southwestern and other area universities through the new Optical Medical Imaging Center in the Bill and Rita Clements Advanced Medical Imaging Building at UT Southwestern. The facility features 18 specially designed bays for clinical and research imaging devices as well as offices and laboratories for UT Arlington faculty, whose projects include: