Department of radiology and Radiological Science

Elodia B. Cole, M.S.

Research Instructor for Radiology

Elodia Cole, M.S. is a Research Instructor in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina.  Ms. Cole is a research scientist in the field of breast imaging with research interests including breast imaging device technical and clinical assessment and breast imaging device design and development.

From 2000-2003, Ms. Cole was a staff member at the University of North Carolina in the Department of Radiology and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center as a technical research associate in the research lab of Dr. Etta Pisano.  During this time, her work focused on the areas of image processing, image display and analysis, and design and development of imaging databases.  In 2003, she became Research Manager of the multi-investigator breast imaging research program (UNC Breast Imaging Research Lab) where her research efforts shifted to breast imaging technology clinical assessment through design and conductance of clinical trials and radiologist visual perception studies.  During her time at UNC, she was responsible for clinical trial design, logistics, budgeting, regulatory submissions, and oversight of a team of seven which included clinical trial coordinators, research assistants, and graduate students.  During her 7 year tenure as a research manager at UNC, she initiated and completed over 50 clinical trials (industry-sponsored, cooperative groups, and investigator-initiated).  Ms. Cole has co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications and  holds one U.S. patent.  She joined the Radiology faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina in July 2010 as a Research Instructor, where she works in breast imaging research--new device and software development and clinical system testing. 

Ms. Cole has dual undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Xavier University in New Orleans, LA and a Bachelor's of Textile Engineering Degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.  She completed a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a focus in Biomaterials and Medical Imaging in 2000.    

Elodia Cole's Curriculum Vitae  (PDF Format)*

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Elodia Cole

Elodia Cole, M.S.

Elodia Cole's Research Interests

Imaging technology assessment, medical imaging device research and development.

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Elodia Cole's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.


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