Tendler wins award at 2018 AAPM Annual Meeting

At it’s Annual Meeting this summer, the Education Council of AAPM honored innovators in Medical Physics Education. Thayer School of Engineering PhD student Irwin Tendler was selected to present his abstract entitled “Scintillator Target Imaging Provides Accurate Remote Multi-Site Surface Dosimetry.”

Irwin was awarded 3rd prize for his presentation in which he presented clinical data from the application of time-gated imaging of small scintillator dots placed on the skin surface of patients receiving irradiation.  Detection of these point dosimeters with a camera that measures Cherenkov emissions (C-Dose camera by DoseOptics LLC) allowed for quantitative skin dose estimation from the image analysis.  The data were validated with OSLD dosimetry used at the same time.  Dartmouth’s approach provides the first methodology for remote quantitative imaging dosimetry.

Irwin was also the 2nd place winner of the  National Young Investigator Symposium at the AAPM Spring Clinical meeting.

CIM Optics Seminars summer 2018

The Center for Imaging Medicine at Dartmouth is pleased to announce its summer 2018 Optics Seminars.  This year’s speakers will be:

  •  July 24 – Qianqian Fang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, Northeastern University – “Computationally enhanced diffuse optical tomography”
  •  August 7 – Mamadou Diop, PhD, Assistant Professor/Scientist, Western University, Canada – “Advanced optical systems and methods for noninvasive neuromonitoring and assessing joint inflammation”
  • August 14 – Xavier Intes, PhD, Professor, Co-Director BioImaging Center, BME department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – “Optical Molecular Imaging Beyond the Microscopy Depth Limit”
  • August 21 – Darren Roblyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University – “Diffuse Optics In Cancer: New Developments in Wearables, High Speed Tomography, and Short-Wave Infrared Imaging”

McClatchy wins Strohbehn Memorial Prize

We congratulate Optics in Medicine group member and Thayer School of Engineering graduate David McClatchy III PhD on winning the John W. Strohbehn PhD Memorial Prize at Thayer’s 2018 Investiture Ceremony.  David (“Bo”) helped launch a major research program in imaging radiotherapy that now involves approximately 20 people.  Great work, Bo!

AAPM Spring Clinical National Young Investigator Symposium

Thayer School and Optics in Medicine group PhD student Irwin Tendler was selected at the AAPM Spring Clinical meeting as the 2nd place winner of the  National Young Investigator Symposium.

The meeting was held in Las Vegas and aims to help medical physicists integrate emerging technologies into the clinical environment.  The Young Investigators Symposium is a competition for new researchers in honor of Dr. John Cameron.  The Young Investigators and Best Poster Winners are shown here:

 

Jiang & Gitajn win SYNERGY translational pilot funds

Together with Dr. Leah Gitajn, Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Shudong Jiang, PhD won a 2018 pilot grant from the Dartmouth SYNERGY program for their project “A Pilot Study Evaluating Bone and Tissue Perfusion and Oxygen Tension in the Setting of Extremity Fracture.” Their project was one of five selected out of 27 preliminary proposals entered. The grant program fosters collaboration among researchers in basic science, translational research, and health services.

The SYNERGY Translational Pilot Grant Program funds innovative interdisciplinary research with clear potential for translation into patient-oriented care and improved population health, and is coordinated at the Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

2017 Awardees with ties to the Optics in Medicine program are:

  1. Scott Davis, PhD (Assistant Research Professor, Engineering/Thayer) and Kimberley Samkoe, PhD (Assistant Research Professor, Surgery; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Engineering/Thayer) for their project “Bio-slice: Whole-body, High-resolution 3-D Biodistribution Imaging of Multiple Agents.”
  2. Geoffrey Luke, PhD (Assistant Professor, Engineering/Thayer) and Lesley Jarvis, MD, PhD (Associate Professor, Medicine) for their project “Ultrasound Image-Guided Delivery of Oxygen-Carrying Nanoparticles for Radiation Therapy.”