Project Lead(s): Karim Karim
New funding from federally-funded Grand Challenges Canada and partners will enable KA Imaging to build and test a low-cost, high-resolution digital X-ray imager for use in the developing world.
Between two-thirds and three-fourths of the world’s population has inadequate or no access to medical imaging – a critical problem, as medical imaging is used to diagnose some of the world’s top killers, including child pneumonia, tuberculosis, cancer, and cardiac disease.
With funding from Grand Challenges Canada’s Stars in Global Health program, KA Imaging addressed this issue by developing an affordable, high-resolution, low-dose medical imager, 40% more sensitive than current digital imagers.
Digital X-ray: A low-cost, low-dose and high-resolution x-ray imager
More at the source: http://www.grandchallenges.ca/grantee-stars/0776-05/
About Karim S. Karim: https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-nanotechnology/people-profiles/karim-s-karim
Professor Karim Karim has received the 2009 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Science to Business Fellowship, the 2008 Ontario Early Researcher Award, the 2004 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Doctoral Prize and Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS)/University Microfilms International (UMI) Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Science and Medicine in Canada for his work on large area digital medical imaging technology.
Karim’s research group is investigating large-area circuit, device and process development using amorphous selenium, polycrystalline silicon and Complementary-symmetry Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor (CMOS) semiconductor technologies.
Karim received his PhD from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2002. He subsequently joined Simon Fraser University where he was an Assistant Professor from 2003 to 2007. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.
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