CIHR/NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects grant Awarded to Centre for Hip Health and Mobility researchers
Congratulations to Drs. Antony Hodgson, Pierre Guy, Kishore Mulpuri and Rafeef Abugharbieh on their recent CIHR/NSERC Collaborative Health Research Project grant.
They were ranked #14 out of 111 applications for this highly competitive collaborative health grant.
Their research project is called "Using Three-Dimensional Ultrasound to Improve Diagnosis, Guide Surgery and Reduce Radiation in Orthopaedic Trauma and Pediatric Orthopaedics".
They will investigate using advanced ultrasound imaging techniques to reduce radiation use when repairing broken bones in trauma and improve accuracy in diagnosing early developmental abnormalities of the hip.They will focus on 3D imaging techniques and develop purpose-specific techniques that will be tested in both lab and clinical settings.
If they are successful, ultrasound will become a useful complement to intra-operative fluoroscopy for trauma surgeries and could significantly improve the reliability of current 2D ultrasound-based diagnoses of dysplasia. Trauma patients will benefit from improved accuracy and functional outcomes, with decreased radiation exposure to both the patient and the surgical team. Infant dysplasia diagnosis will become more reliable and will decrease under- and over-treatment.
Several CHHM labs will be used during this 3-year project.