Small animal ECG device for cardiac gated micro-CT

Mentor: Tiezhi Zhang, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Lab description: We are developing novel x-ray imaging technologies for image guided radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging. Cardiac ablation is a hot topic in radiotherapy. We are developing micro-CT with cardiac gating for small animal studies.

Project: Micro-CT is of importance for preclinical research. We are developing a novel inverse-geometry micro-CT that can improve the radiation dose efficiency and super-high resolution. However, cardiac motion causes artifacts in the images. We will need a device to monitor the cardiac cycles of the mice for cardiac gated micro-CT imaging. The summer fellow will work togher with the PI and graduate students to develop an ECG device for mice and interface with micro-CT system.