Jayasai Rajagopal
Student

Doctoral Student in Medical Physics, 2016-Present

I am a doctoral student in the Medical Physics PhD program completing a joint research fellowship with NIH Clinical Center. My research focuses on the physics and clinical applications of photon-counting CT, a next generation 3D medical imaging technology. Due to a different detector, photon-counting CT offers superior image quality at a lower dose and the potential for multi-material imaging, which offers improvements on existing clinical applications as well as new potential uses. 

My prior work at Duke University focused on the development of computational breast models for the evaluation of mamographic imaging systems in a virtual platform. While the original models were derived from patient data, I utilized statistical methods including principal components analysis to create a large number of computational models for use in virtual clinical trials.

As an undergraduate, I worked on dual-energy micro CT. One of the methods to generate spectral data is to use multiple detector layers which are sensitive to different x-ray energy levels. I worked in the optimization of the thickness of those detector layers.

Education

Bachelor of Arts
Mathematics, Minors: Physics, Molecular Engineering
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL) 2012-16

Current Research Interests

Image quality, Image processing, Material decomposition, Photon-counting CT

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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