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Samuel Achilefu, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2019
For outstanding contributions to near-infrared molecular imaging and image-guided surgical resection of cancer, for innovative technologies in biomedical engineering.

Cancerous tumors, surrounding cells illuminated by new imaging agent

Via Washington University in St. Louis | April 1, 2020

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a new imaging agent that could let doctors identify not only multiple types of tumors but the surrounding normal cells that the cancer takes over and uses as a shield to protect itself from attempts to destroy it.

The study appears March 9 in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering.

The imaging agent, referred to as LS301, has been approved for investigational use in small clinical trials at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. The first trial will investigate its use in imaging breast cancer… Continue reading.

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Dr. Samuel Achilefu Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Via AIMBE | March 28, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Samuel Achilefu, Ph.D., Michel M. Ter-Pogossian Professor of Radiology, Director of Optical Radiology Laboratories, Washington University School of Medicine, to its College of Fellows.

Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education.”

Dr. Achilefu was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for “outstanding contributions to near-infrared molecular imaging and image-guided surgical resection of cancer, for innovative technologies in biomedical engineering.”

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