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OiM Overlay GUI released

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, [...]

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Kanick Awarded 2015 SYNERGY Translational Pilot Grant

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 [...]

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NCI funds Photodynamic Therapy Program with MGH/Harvard

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 [...]

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Dartmouth & Perkin Elmer partnership funded

Together with its industry partner Perkin Elmer, 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 [...]

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Nature Medicine: Molecular Expression from Metastases

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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Robert Holt wins Croasdale Award

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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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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