Jane P Ko

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Jane Ko

Professor, Department of Radiology
NYU Radiology Associates

Contact Info

660 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Research Summary

Research interests have centered on the use of thin-section CT and development of computer techniques to evaluate for, characterize and follow up small pulmonary nodules. Small pulmonary nodules are difficult to detect given their size, and research has addressed the influence of computer aided diagnosis and image compression on nodule detection. Additionally, small pulmonary nodules are not easily characterized in terms of benign or malignant potential by other modalities such as lung biopsy or PET, secondary to size constraints. Current methods for assessing these nodules may be improved by the application of computer methods, such as volume and growth analysis. Technology that enables registration of two CT studies of a patient performed at different times has been investigated and may facilitate the comparison of multiple CT studies in patients with multiple nodules. Dr. Ko enjoys involving residents and medical students on her research projects.

Research Interests

Pulmonary nodule characterization, computer image analysis, lung cancer

Imaging the post-thoracotomy patient: anatomic changes and postoperative complications
Alpert, Jeffrey B; Godoy, Myrna C B; Degroot, Patricia M; Truong, Mylene T; Ko, Jane P
2013-12-02; 0033-8389,Radiologic clinics of North America - id: 652492, year: 2014 Journal Article

Ko, Jane P
2013-12-02; 0033-8389,Radiologic clinics of North America - id: 652502, year: 2014 Editorial

Current readings: radiologic interpretation of the part-solid nodule: clinical relevance and novel technologies
Ko, Jane P; Naidich, David P
2014-12-08; 1043-0679,Seminars in thoracic & cardiovascular surgery - id: 1369252, year: 2014 Journal Article

Nodule characterization: subsolid nodules
Raad, Roy A; Suh, James; Harari, Saul; Naidich, David P; Shiau, Maria; Ko, Jane P
2013-12-02; 0033-8389,Radiologic clinics of North America - id: 652482, year: 2014 Journal Article

Update in the evaluation of the solitary pulmonary nodule
Truong, Mylene T; Ko, Jane P; Rossi, Santiago E; Rossi, Ignacio; Viswanathan, Chitra; Bruzzi, John F; Marom, Edith M; Erasmus, Jeremy J
2014-10-20; 0271-5333,Radiographics - id: 1311022, year: 2014 Journal Article