FIP Seminar - Dr. Regine Choe "Diffuse optical and correlation tomography for monitoring treatments for bone injury and cancer"
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side B
Dr. Regine Choe
"Diffuse optical and correlation tomography for monitoring treatments for bone injury and cancer"Regine Choe,Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of RochesterDiffuse optical tomography (DOT) and diffuse correlation tomography (DCT) are non-invasive three-dimensional hemodynamic imaging techniques that can probe deep tissue using light sources in the near-infrared spectral window (650 - 950 nm). By modeling the photon propagation in tissue, one can quantify oxygenated hemogblobin, deoxygenated hemoglobin, water and lipid concentrations with DOT, and blood flow with DCT. These intrinsic physiological parameters have great potential to assess therapeutic efficacy of breast cancer therapy and new treatments for bone grafts. In addition, the use of non-ionizing radiation and technologically simple, fast, inexpensive instrumentation makes diffuse optical and correlation tomography attractive for translational research.