PhD candidate in biomedical engineering at <a href ="">Mayo Clinic Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences</a>
studying Computed Tomography and advanced imaging applications of novel x-ray physics.

A place to share, learn, and discuss

Hi! I’m a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. I like images. I’m lucky enough to get to work with and study cool hardware that let’s us look inside our bodies non-invasively (no scalpels required!), I’m talking about CT (Computed Tomography) and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). My thesis work focuses on CT and has given me the unique opportunity to build (2!) scanners from the ground up. While these are not full-sized patient scanners, (they could fit on a large dinning room table), they do enable us to experiment with new hardware components to test out ideas in ways not possible with an FDA-approved clinical scanner.

The purpose of this blog is to act as a repository for me to write down some of the things I’ve learned while working on this project. Posts will generally be more on the technical side and I’ll try to focus on general themes and techniques that can be approachable and usable to a wider audience. This is all rather self-serving for two main reasons:

  • Self-serving reason #1: a persistent place to keep my notes. While I do enjoy working on micro-CT, it’s more than likely that after a graduate I’ll be working on very different projects. I hope to use this site as a place to organize my notes on various topics. Much like what I’ve seen done by others that I like: e.g. Hamel Hussain’s note blog, and Tom Roelandts blog

  • Self-serving reason #2: by trying to teach some of these topics to a broader audience, I hope to come to a better understanding of these topics myself.

So while I do hope you have found your way to my site and find something useful or interest, it will still serve its purpose just for me.