Dr. Caterina Gallippi has been awarded a competitive renewal R01 award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to continue developing ultrasound-based imaging methods for delineating carotid atherosclerotic plaque risk. The project, Transcutaneous ARFI Ultrasound for Differentiating Carotid Plaque with High Stroke Risk, is aimed at the development and testing of noninvasive acoustic radiation force ultrasound-based imaging technology to better identify patients at high risk of stroke. With this technology, doctors may be able to administer appropriate and timely intervention to prevent or reduce the risk of stroke. The project will be conducted with collaborators in neurology, vascular surgery, vascular radiology, pathology, and cardiology.
Great work, Caterina!