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Assad Oberai, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2016
For pioneering work in the field of biomechanical imaging, and its application to breast cancer diagnosis and care

How AI Can Be Used to Accurately Diagnose Breast Cancer

Via Oncology Times | July 30, 2019

Nearly one in 10 cancers is misdiagnosed as not cancerous, meaning that a patient can lose critical treatment time. On the other hand, the more mammograms a woman has, the more likely it is she will see a false-positive result. After 10 years of annual mammograms, roughly two out of three patients who do not have cancer will be told that they do and be subjected to an invasive intervention, most likely a biopsy.

Breast ultrasound elastography is an emerging imaging technique that provides information about a potential breast lesion by evaluating its stiffness in a non-invasive way. Using more precise information about the characteristics of a cancerous versus non-cancerous breast lesion, this methodology has demonstrated more accuracy compared to traditional modes of imaging… Continue reading.

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Assad Oberai, Ph.D. To be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Via AIMBE | January 20, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Assad Oberai, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, School of Engineering Associate Director, Scientific Computation Research Center, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Oberai was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For pioneering work in the field of biomechanical imaging, and its application to breast cancer diagnosis and care.

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