Dr. Feng Zhang receives grant funding from the NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A headshot of Dr. Feng Zhang. In the photo, Dr. Zhang wears glasses and a button-up shirt underneath a sweater and blazer as well as a pleasant, serious expression.UW Radiology Research Scientist and Engineer Three Feng Zhang, Ph.D., who works at the Image-Guided Bio-Molecular Intervention Laboratory headed by Professor Xiaoming Yang, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., has received one $1.6 million, four-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grant in funding support from the NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).

The title of the project is “Development of Optical Imaging/IVUS-Guided Micropuncture System for TIPS Creation,” and Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on, “developing a novel in-plane intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)/optic imaging-guided micro puncture system for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation.” 

The ultimate goal of the project is to develop an easy, efficient, and safe intrahepatic puncture system for TIPS creation. The success of his project will lead to significant breakthroughs for this challenging procedure and benefit millions of patients with decompensated cirrhosis and portal hypertension, particularly the patients in underdeveloped countries.

Learn more about the research in the NIH NIBIB RePORTER: https://reporter.nih.gov/search/3ep9Ds58nkOYosBAeXTOeA/project-details/10799878

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