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Ralph James, Yonggang Cui earn awards for R&D innovation

05 April 2010

Brookhaven National Lab researchers Ralph James and Yonggang Cui have been recognized by two publications for their work in developing an imaging system that can locailize cancer tissue in the prostate gland at an early stage, providing detail that can better enable successful diagnosis and early treatment.

JamesSPIE President Ralph James and Cui were honored last week as "Men of the Year in Science" by the Setauket, New York, Village Times Herald. Last November, their team at Brookhaven and industry partner Hybridyne Imaging Technologies won a 2009 R&D 100 Award in bioscience from R&D magazine for developing the compact gamma camera for the imaging system.

James is 2010 SPIE President and an SPIE Fellow, and Cui is author of approximately 20 papers published by SPIE, including several to be presented at SPIE Optics and Photonics in San Diego in August. James holds 11 patents and has won numerous awards including 5 R&D 100 awards, and Discover magazine's 2007 "Innovator of the Year" award in the field of imaging.

Read the Brookhaven Lab press release about the R&D 100 award.

Read about the gamma camera in R&D magazine.

Read about the "Men of the Year in Science" award in the Village Times Herald.