Collaboration, Research

May 06, 2021

Pathogenesis of lethal respiratory COVID-19

We are pleased and honoured to announce that the Radiological Research Trust (RRT) has awarded our team a small research grant to study pathogenesis of lethal respiratory COVID-19 by means of 3D X-ray histology imaging.

Our project, entitled Pathogenesis of lethal respiratory COVID-19; 3D X-ray histology imaging of pathology wax blocks would focus on applying multiscale and multimodality imaging to identify COVID-19 specific changes that span through the different tissue levels and can be used to improve accuracy of COVID-19 diagnosis via clinical CT.

The multiscale / multimodality imaging approach we would be using brings together clinical imaging (CT) of the lung, μCT-based 3D X-ray histology of the lung microstructure and histological analysis at the cellular level.

The project is a collaborative effort between the University of Southampton, UK and the Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands.