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2017-18 Medical Imaging Technology Fair

Thursday, January 11, 2018

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fitzpatrick CIEMAS pre-function lobby

Matthew O’Donnell

Visionary Speaker: Matthew O’Donnell, Ph.D., University of Washington

What Will it Take for Photoacoustic Imaging to be Used Routinely in the Clinic?

Abstract: With recent developments in molecular-scale bioconjugated contrast agents and integrated system design, photoacoustics (PA) is rapidly bringing molecular sensitivity to ultrasound (US) imaging for many biomedical applications. The same agents can potentially be used for molecularly-targeted therapies as well, opening the possibility for molecular theranostics using integrated photoacoustics/ultrasonics (PAUS). In this presentation, we will explore a class of nanoemulsion-based contrast agents that can potentially be used for photoacoustic imaging, ultrasonic imaging, and molecularly-targeted therapies combining light/ultrasound excitation. In particular, excitation techniques have been developed exploiting the non-linear characteristics of the nanoemulsions to provide both high sensitivity and specificity for molecular imaging and therapy. Finally, a system capable of integrated PAUS imaging at real-time frame rates will be presented that can monitor molecular theranostic procedures enabled by these nanoemulsions.

Biography: Dr. O’Donnell is renowned for his interdisciplinary focus, including research work in the field of ultrasound at institutions such as the University of Notre Dame, the University of Michigan and currently, as Dean Emeritus of engineering at The University of Washington.  As an expert in ultrasound imaging, his research has resulted in more than 300 publications and numerous awards including the Achievement Award from the IEEE-UFFC Society and membership to the National Academy of Engineering.  Previously, Dr. O’Donnell served as part of General Electric’s corporate research team at their research and development center.

Poster session hosted by the Medical Imaging Training Program and the Center for in Vivo Microscopy.

Winners of the 2017-18 Imaging Technology Fair

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