Henderson High School student, Pranitha, has Article Accepted for Publication in the National High School Journal of Science (NHSJS)
DOWNINGTOWN — Two high school seniors from the Chester County Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus’ Allied Health program are using their passion for the medical field to make a difference in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Pranitha Anoor, a senior from Henderson High School, wrote an article that has been accepted for publication in the National High School Journal of Science (NHSJS). The article discusses the algorithm she created that can help detect brain tumors much earlier from MRI scans.
“What inspired me to conduct this research was a misdiagnosis of my mother’s gallbladder. It amazed me that the technology that was used in her diagnosis wasn’t advanced and so I decided that I wanted to use AI to help detect abnormal findings from scans,” said Anoor, adding, “I really want to pursue computer science with medicine, so I decided to research some professors I could work with and learn from and ended up reaching out to Dr. Young Min Kwon, a poultry scientist at the University of Arkansas. He asked me to build a data profile of salmonella circle, a common virus in poultry. I developed a Python code, a high-level, general-purpose programming language, to help him visualize the mutation frequencies, which helped him develop better treatments for the poultry.”