Medical Physics Seminar – Monday, March 6, 2023
Quantitative imaging of molecular and functional biology: biomedical optics applications from bench to bedside
Ken Tichauer, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs, Biomedical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
The focus of this presentation will be on highlighting methods for extracting quantitative physiological and biomolecular parameters from contrast enhanced imaging approaches. Parameters of interest will include blood flow, vascular permeability, cell-surface receptor concentrations, and other drug targets. Several preclinical and clinical applications will be covered, including surgical margin assessment in head and neck cancer tumor resection, rapid and noninvasive lymph node biopsy, early prediction of diabetic retinopathy, and in vivo monitoring of drug binding.