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Seeing Molecular Expression from Metastases (Nature Medicine)

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 [...]

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Croasdale Award Winner: Robert Holt, Ph.D.

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)

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Dr. Stephen Kanick Receives NIH K25 Award

Stephen Kanick has received a 5-year NIH Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (K25) to support work with mentors Jack Hoopes, Brian Pogue, and Eunice Chen. The K25 awards provide support and a period of supervised study and research for professionals with quantitative (e.g., mathematics, statistics, economics, computer science, imaging science, informatics, physics, chemistry) and engineering backgrounds [...]

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Molecular Imaging Agents

Surgery is the cornerstone of oncology treatment, and molecularly-targeted fluorescent imaging agents have the potential to guide surgical resection by highlighting the biological margins of the disease. However, development and testing of such molecular imaging agents has been lacking. Thayer School of Engineering and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth together with LI-COR Biosciences and Affibody AB announce a new Academic/Industry [...]

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CIHR Fellow

Jonathan Elliott, Ph.D. is a recent recipient of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship award to work at Dartmouth on methods for imaging of surgical specimens for residual cancer.  This competitive award from the Canadian government funds his work at Dartmouth, leveraging the medical imaging systems and physician researchers working on breast surgical imaging. [...]

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Michaelsen, Schweitzer Fellow

M.D./P.hD. candidate and Optics in Medicine Laboratory member Kelly Michaelsen was selected as a 2013 New Hampshire-Vermont Schweitzer Fellow. Founded in 1996, the Schweitzer fellowship is dedicated to developing healthcare professionals who are committed to addressing unmet health needs. Michaelsen’s Schweitzer project works to connect Dartmouth students and seniors through intergenerational programing at the Bugbee [...]

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Čerenkov radiation in therapy

In the latest issue of Optics Letters, Dartmouth’s Optics in Medicine Laboratory published an article titled Čerenkov excited fluorescence tomography using external beam radiation. Conducted by graduate students Jennifer-Lynn Demers, Rongxiao Zhang, research scientist Scott Davis, lab director Brian Pogue, and Associate Professor of Medicine David Gladstone, the study examines the use of Čerenkov radiation [...]

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GAMOS plug-in in OSA publication

The research of Optics in Medicine Laboratory members Adam Glaser, Stephen Kanick, Rongxiao Zhang, and lab director Brian Pogue is featured in the latest volume of Biomedical Optics Express. Published by the Optics Society of America on April 17, 2013, A GAMOS plug-in for GEANT4 based Monte Carlo simulation of radiation-induced light transport in biological media [...]

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Video on Čerenkov Radiation

In this new video published by the Thayer School of Engineering, Ph.D. candidate Adam Glaser explains his graduate research on the use of Čerenkov fluorescence in medical imaging. Part of a series on the graduate engineering research being conducted at Dartmouth, the video was filmed on location at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The research photographs taken [...]

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Glaser on medicalphysicsweb.com

In an article on Cerenkov fluorescence published today by medicalphysicsweb.com, Dartmouth PhD candidate Adam Glaser explains how the light imaging technique can be used to measure an imparted dose from an X-ray photon linac beam. The technique developed by Glaser and his Dartmouth colleagues has been verified through a series of experiments using a clinical [...]

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