Background and activities
I am a PhD candidate in Medical Technology working on the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for improved prostate cancer diagnosis.
I obtained my BSc degree in Computer Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, in 2008. After taking some time off active academics, I went to study MSc Biomedical Engineering at Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, and graduated in 2013. During my master’s studies, I was introduced to and got involved in scientific research and healthcare related technologies. Ever since then, my interest in these areas keeps growing. I worked in a group project involving quantitative analysis of MR images, from which I did my master’s thesis – Comparison of 2D and 3D MRI Texture Analyses of Functionally Different Hip Muscles.
In August 2014, I joined the MR Cancer Group. My research focuses on the application of multiparametric MRI, mainly T2-weighted (T2W), diffusion-weighted (DW), dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) imaging in prostate cancer management. I am particularly interested in the optimization of these techniques, and subsequent analysis of the acquired images, so as to improve the diagnostic accuracy and localization of prostate cancer.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2017) Geometric Distortion Correction in Prostate Diffusion-weighted MRI and Its Effect on Quantitative Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Analysis. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
- (2016) T2-weighted MRI-derived textural features reflect prostate cancer aggressiveness: preliminary results. European Radiology.
- (2014) Detection of exercise load-associated differences in hip muscles by texture analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports.
- (2014) Correlation between hip muscles MRI texture parameters and femoral neck boneareal bone mineral density (aBMD) in different athletes groups. Physica medica (Testo stampato). vol. 30.