Optics in Medicine Blog

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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Post on Sexton’s Research

The research of Kristian Sexton, a fourth year PhD student in the Optics in Medicine Laboratory, was featured on the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth’s Machine Shop blog. Kristian’s projects are in the field of biomedical technologies, and his research project is part of a larger Dartmouth initiative titled “Fluorescence guided neurosurgery.”  Sexton’s work [...]

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Fluorescence Imaging at Thayer

A team from Thayer School of Engineering and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is among the first to harness fluorescence to prevent tissue damage during brain surgery. Over a decade ago, a group of German doctors discovered that if a patient is given an oral dose of a 5-aminolevulinic acid solution before brain surgery, a chemical reaction [...]

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Thayer Video of Professor Pogue

In a new video published by the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth Professor of Engineering Brian Pogue explains his research on optical imaging, and highlights the contributions of both undergraduate and graduate students in his laboratory. Filmed on location at the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the [...]

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Cancer Imaging in ‘The Dartmouth’

Researchers from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Thayer School of Engineering have developed a quantitative imaging system to detect low-grade brain cancer cells and make tumor removal more precise, according to Thayer School professor and research group co-leader Keith Paulsen. The technology consists of a drug, taken pre-operatively, which is broken down, processed and moved [...]

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Brain Imaging on WCAX

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 [...]

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BEM-based Meshing

On February 7th, 2013, Professor Brian Pogue, research scientist Scott Davis, and former Optics in Medicine post doc Hamid Dehghani are teaching an introductory workshop on Near-Infrared Fluorescence and Spectral Tomography (Nirfast) at the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Photonics West conference in San Francisco. Developed by the Optics in Medicine Laboratory, Nirfast is [...]

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Microwave Imaging

Collaborative project of Optics in Medicine Director Keith Paulsen, Dartmouth Engineering Professor Paul Meaney, and researchers at both Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Geisel School of Medicine featured in Focus. Researchers at the Cancer Imaging and Radiobiology Research Program (CIR) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center study and test new ways to get good images using techniques [...]

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DCCNE Deadline on 11/26

On Saturday, December 1st the Dartmouth Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence is hosting Cancer Nanotechnology Conference: Mechanisms in Nanoparticle Hyperthermia at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. The conference’s keynote speakers will discuss the applications of nanoparticle delivered hyperthermia mechanisms in both research and treatment regimes. The conference will also feature two panel discussions—one focusing [...]

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NIRFAST 7.2

Written by Hamid Dehghani in 2001, Near-Infrared Fluorescence and Spectral Tomography (NIRFAST) is an open source software package that allows users to model Near-Infrared light transport in tissue. Currently, Michael Jermyn, a graduate student in Dartmouth’s Optics in Medicine Laboratory, is moving the program to an open source platform and developing a number of new user [...]

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