On December 27, 2012, WCAX–a television station based out of Burlington, VT–aired a news segment on a collaborative research project between the Thayer School of Engineering, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The segment explains a new cancer imaging technique developed at Dartmouth that makes small brain tumors easier to see during treatment. Before surgery, patients take an oral drug which makes tumors fluoresce under blue light.
In the segment, graduate student Kolbein Kolste explains how the imaging technique that he developed with PhD/MD candidate Pablo Valdes, Dr. David Roberts, and the directors of the Optics in Medicine Lab work in practice. The research project is being funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, and the optical probe is being developed through a research collaboration with the University of Michigan.
To learn more about this research collaboration, visit the press release published on the WCAX website.