In a major milestone for Dartmouth and for the future of molecularly guided cancer surgery, Dartmouth has gained FDA approval for a study that may give surgeons a new “guiding light” during cancer surgeries. The approval gives Dartmouth the go-ahead for the first study involving humans of a fluorescent agent for guiding tumor surgery. The [...]
"Optical imaging and spectroscopy reveals the molecular workings of cancer tumors, and is used to identify new tumors and characterize responses to therapy."
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Graduate Student Research: Optical Imaging PhD candidate Alisha DSouza discusses her research with Professor Brian Pogue and her work in optical imaging and tomography, which are non-invasive methods of staging cancer.
Brian Pogue, Professor of Engineering and Director of MS and PhD Programs, has been selected by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) as a new member of its College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows represent the top two percent of national medical and biological engineers, and are recognized for their scholarly work in [...]
The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth has purchased laboratory space at the new Williamson Translational Research Building, located at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. In celebration of our move to this new space and the holiday season, Optics in Medicine faculty, staff and visiting researchers enjoyed lunch recently at Jesse’s restaurant.
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 [...]
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 [...]