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WorldCare Clinical Appoints New Associate Director of Quantification and 3D Imaging

December 06, 2010

WorldCare Clinical, LLC (WCC), a leading imaging CRO for clinical trials in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced that Dr. Xiaozhou Ma has joined the organization as associate director of quantification and 3D imaging. In this new position, Ma will oversee the development and implementation of imaging analysis solutions for quantification of clinical imaging studies.

An accomplished radiologist with specific knowledge in 3D image analysis, Ma will bring his expertise in quantification of clinical imaging studies to develop cost-effective imaging analysis solutions that increase the precision and accuracy of imaging interpretation. Working in collaboration with WCC’s clinical operations team, Ma will be responsible for providing expert quality assessments of imaging studies as well as assisting WCC project managers and sponsors in modifying imaging criteria based on disease indication and location. Additionally, he will participate in QC and processing of WCC imaging studies to ensure compliance with study-specific image acquisition and post processing protocols.

WCC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Walovitch says, “We’re extremely pleased to have Xiaozhou join our operations team. His clinical experience performing quantitative analysis of medical images combined with his understanding of 3D MRI imaging analysis is instrumental in helping WCC as we expand our service offerings to support more oncology and CNS studies.”

Prior to joining WCC, Ma worked as an imaging fellow at the Tumor Imaging Metrics Core, a central core lab funded by Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and 3D Imaging Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging. Ma also held a fellowship position at Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging’s Abdominal Imaging and Interventional Radiology. Previous to his fellowships, Ma was a resident radiologist at the Department of Radiology, Peking University People’s Hospital. Ma holds a medical degree in clinical medicine from the Capital University of Medical Sciences in Beijing, China and a RDMS Certificate from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.