Engineering in Medicine Colloquium Series: Recent Progress in Image-Guided Procedures Using NIR Light

Sylvain Gioux, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University; Director, Biomedical Optics and Engineering Laboratory, Center for Molecular Imaging, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Friday, November 15, 2013, 12:30-1:30pm

MacLean B01

There is a pressing clinical need to provide image guidance during many procedures. Currently, assessment of tissue that needs to be resected or avoided is performed subjectively, leading to a large number of failures, patient morbidity, and increased healthcare cost. Because near-infrared (NIR) optical imaging is safe, does not require contact, and can provide relatively deep information (several mm), it offers unparalleled capabilities for providing image guidance during procedures. These capabilities are well illustrated through the clinical translation of fluorescence imaging during oncologic surgery.

In this presentation, we will review our most recent progress to provide image-guidance using NIR diffuse optical imaging. We will present our latest results in fluorescence and oxygenation imaging towards real-time monitoring and guided surgical intervention. We will also introduce our recent efforts in hardware and processing towards integration of fluorescence and oxygenation imaging in rigid and flexible endoscopy.

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