3D Optical whole-body scans to predict composition and health
Dr. Shepherd’s research interests involve quantitative imaging methods for tissue composition using x-rays. His mammographic methods are used extensively for research around the world.
Dr. Shepherd’s efforts are focused on the technical imaging aspects of the measurements of the body composition and the translation of these measurements into different fields of study. He has present and future research projects in the following areas: breast cancer risk and detection using breast density and tissue texture measures; dual-energy x-ray diagnostic mammography for characterizing compositional signatures of cancer lesions; total body protein measures, body shape analysis and metabolic diseases; statistics of quality assurance and quality control for quantitative measurements.