Jones Seminar: Thayer at Williamson in the Medical Center & the Center for Imaging Medicine

Brian Pogue, Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

Friday, January 29, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Thayer School has had a major research thrust around Engineering in Medicine for a long time. The faculty and students involved continue to evolve every year, as do the spaces available for this type of translational medical research. This year, Thayer moved into Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Williamson Translational Research Building, into an 8000 sq. ft. open laboratory, shared by multiple faculty investigators. The expansion into the Medical Center is one of a number of efforts spearheaded over the years, allowing a high level of integration between Thayer, Geisel, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Synergy and Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Many aspects of the research programs at the Medical Center are about imaging and device development for interventional imaging in medical procedures. Research into optics in medicine is one large section of research, with focus on imaging systems, devices, and interpretation of biological signals. The ability to complement structural imaging with metabolic and immunologic imaging has been a major thrust in this space, and examples of this will be shown. Additionally, Dartmouth invented technologies for imaging and interventional use have been demonstrated in clinical trials in surgery, medicine and radiation oncology. One new initiative is to create a center which has the overt mission of seeing Dartmouth biomedical technology be used in more national and international centers, balancing the methods for advancing this through collaboration with companies, entrepreneurial start-ups, or through large program grants. This new Center for Imaging Medicine will serve as a conduit to help Dartmouth investigators try new devices, translate new devices, and carry out human studies at the Medical Center and beyond. The origins of this center and the components expected to move it forward will be outlined with specific technological examples of how Thayer has been able to Image Medicine in action.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Williamson Translational Research Building

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