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Release: Nov. 27, 2002
UI professor elected Fellow of international association
Ge Wang, Ph.D., University of Iowa professor of radiology and biomedical
engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Wang, who received his doctoral degree from the State University of New
York at Buffalo in 1992 and joined the UI faculty in 1997, was elected in
recognition of his contributions to X-ray computed tomography (CT), one of
the primary medical imaging technologies.
Wang's research interests include theoretical, technical and clinical advances
in X-ray CT image reconstruction and image analysis. In particular, his studies
focus on cone-beam CT, spiral/helical CT, real-time CT, cochlear imaging,
CT colonography, lung imaging, and small-animal micro-CT. CT is a medical
imaging technique that uses x-rays and digital computers to produce three-dimensional,
cross sectional images of the body. Wang is the director of the CT/ MicroCT
Laboratory at the UI.
"I am happy to be recognized in this way," Wang said. "This
honor also reflects the mentorship I received over years from Drs. Michael
Vannier (UI), Donald Snyder (Washington University), and Ping-chin Cheng (State
University of New York at Buffalo), and the collaboration with a number of
UI colleagues including Drs. Eric Hoffman and Geoffrey McLennan."
The IEEE is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than
377,000 individual members in 150 countries. Through its members, the IEEE
is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering,
biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace
and consumer electronics, among others. Fellow is the highest grade of membership
in the IEEE.
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