Visit Dawid Borycki in Neurophotonics Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis.
Noninvasive optical imaging in turbid media with microscopic resolution has multiple promising applications. For instance, such imaging can be used to visualize breast tumors to early detect and characterize any disorders and thus significantly increase the cure rate (because X-ray mammography cannot identify tumors at their early stage of development). The brain tractography (visualization of the axon maps) may help in characterizing demyelination in diseases of the central nervous system and complex neuropsychiatric disorders. However, as light penetrates deeper regions of the sample it is scattered multiple times. So, the resulting image instead of the pure sample structure, is confounded with noise from a diffusive photons.
Feb 2nd – Mar 1st 2017
University of California Davis, USA