On February 16, 2021, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine announced the launch of the Alba Tull Center for Neuroimaging and Therapeutics.
The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh is the largest neurosurgical academic provider in the United States. Doctors there perform over 12,000 interventions every year. The Tull Family Foundation provided a $ 1 million grant for the university’s new imaging center. The aim is to explore new ways of using augmented reality (AR) in surgery and to train doctors and scientists in the application of imaging technology. In addition, imaging techniques will be developed and expanded to improve understanding of the brain and anti-aging therapeutics.
The center will focus on interdisciplinary projects for the practical application of neuroimaging technology. Such projects include the development of radiomics, a single non-invasive scan that integrates patient records and predicts responses to therapies. This can potentially control a patient’s course of treatment and allow clinicians to better visualize brain fiber connections. The center will “advance our work in neuro-AR, chemistry, and personalized medicine, and keep us at the forefront of patient care and research breakthroughs,” said Dr. Robert Friedlander and co-director of the Department of Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
“The past year has shown more than ever that energy medicine must change the world and the future,” explained Alba Tull. “[T]His new center will enable scientific innovations that will allow doctors to examine a patient’s brain without making an incision and guide surgeons’ hands in real time when invasive treatment is the only option. “
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine opens a center for neurological imaging and therapy [press release]. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh University Communications Office; February 16, 2021. https://www.pittwire.pitt.edu/news/university-pittsburgh-school-medicine-launches-neurological-imaging-and-therapeutics-center.
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