Prior to the 2016 Optical Society of America Conference in Miami, FL, there will be a one-day Nirfast training. The training will be held on April 24, 2016, and has been organized by Scott Davis and Brian Pogue, Dartmouth College, USA and Hamid Dehghani, University of Birmingham, UK. This workshop provides a hands-on tutorial for the modeling of diffuse [...]
"Optical imaging and spectroscopy reveals the molecular workings of cancer tumors, and is used to identify new tumors and characterize responses to therapy."
Optics in Medicine Blog
Thayer School of Engineering 2014 graduate Rongxiao Zhang’s image was featured on the cover of the Optical Society of America’s Optics & Photonics News in September 2015. Optics in Medicine Laboratory Director Brian W. Pogue authored the accompanying cover story, “Optics in the Molecular Imaging Race.” Check it out at OSA September 2015.
Dartmouth’s Jacqueline Andreozzi was awarded the 1st place prize in the 2015 John R. Cameron Young Investigators’ Competition by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). The John R. Cameron Young Investigators Symposium features an annual competition for new investigators in honor of University of Wisconsin Professor Emeritus Dr. John Cameron, a founding member of the AAPM. Of [...]
The Optics in Medicine Overlay GUI is a MATLAB-based graphical user interface which facilitates overlaying parametric maps on top of white-light images for: Displaying fluorescence-whitelight fused images for surgical guidance Exploring perceptual colormaps and plotting them on the 1931 CIE chromaticity diagram. Testing color blindness compatibility Determining best practices for colormap and transparency visualization Questions, [...]
Stephen C. Kanick, PhD and David W. Roberts, MD (DHMC Neurosurgery) are co-PIs on a 2015 SYNERGY Translational Pilot Grant entitled “Multiplexed Quantitative Assessment of Fluorescence Guided Neurosurgery.” Neurosurgeons use fluorescent markers to provide visualization of important functional features of the brain. Some markers can be used to identify differences in tissue metabolic activity, and other [...]
Dartmouth and Harvard researchers have been working on advances in photodynamic therapy for the past decade, and a program project grant to advance molecular strategies to enhance this with image guidance has been funded by the National Cancer Institute. This multidisciplinary grant aims to improve the treatment outcomes for two important groups of cancers – pancreatic [...]
Together with its industry partner PerkinElmer, Dartmouth has received NIH funding for a proposal entitled “Optical Scatter Imaging System for Surgical Specimen Margin Assessment during Breast Conserving Surgery.” Breast conserving surgery is done routinely but has a high rate of subsequent surgery when cancer is found in the margin of the tissue removed. In fact, approximately one [...]
Optics in Medicine faculty & students have developed a new method of determining cancer stage and spread that is safer and potentially more accurate than conventional lymph node biopsy. The full technical report is published in the latest issue of Nature Medicine. The report states, “Lymph node biopsy is employed in many cancer surgeries to identify [...]
Robert Holt of the Department of Physics and Astronomy was awarded the Hannah Croasdale Award for 2014 at graduation! This award is given to the graduating PhD recipient from Dartmouth who best exemplifies the qualities of a scholar, supporting themselves and others around them. (see full story at the Graduate Forum)
A scientific breakthrough may give the field of radiation oncology new tools to increase the precision and safety of radiation treatment in cancer patients by helping doctors “see” the powerful beams of a linear accelerator as they enter or exit the body. Twelve patients are participating in a pilot study, which is being conducted by [...]