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Pogue selected as AIMBE Fellow

Brian Pogue, Professor of Engineering and Director of MS and PhD Programs, has been selected by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) as a new member of its College of Fellows.  AIMBE Fellows represent the top two percent of national medical and biological engineers, and are recognized for their scholarly work in the field.  Brian, who joins Thayer Professor John Zhang and Professor Emeritus Bob Dean as an AIMBE Fellow, was recognized for his work in biomedical optics and imaging.  Congratulations Brian!

New Lab for Optics in Medicine


The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth has purchased laboratory space at the new Williamson Translational Research Building, located at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Approximately nine Principal Investigators and their research teams share this contemporary open-concept lab, hosting post-doctoral researchers from many countries and teaching Thayer graduate and undergraduate students.  The substance of ongoing biomedical research at each bench varies widely, from ultrasound, optics and nanotechnology, to prosthetic devices, bioimpedance and cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Co-location of Thayer School Investigators with Clinicians at DHMC through this move to the Williamson building has proven invaluable to bringing about translational research, allowing the exchange of novel ideas and the advancement of technology innovation and development.

Here the Optics in Medicine group meets regularly to review progress on research projects.


Animal studies are carried out in the small animal surgery room.




Two Tissue Culture rooms enable tumor research to progress.




In celebration of our move to this new space and the 2015 holiday season, Optics in Medicine faculty, staff and researchers enjoyed lunch at Jesse’s restaurant.

Nirfast Workshop at OSA

Prior to the 2016 Optical Society of America Conference in Miami, FL, a one-day Nirfast training was held. The training was organized by Scott Davis and Brian Pogue, Dartmouth College, USA and Hamid Dehghani, University of Birmingham, UK.  The workshop provided a hands-on tutorial for the modeling of diffuse light propagation in tissue, parameter recovery and data analysis.  Visit the Nirfast page for more information about this software.

Andreozzi wins AAPM Award

Dartmouth’s Jacqueline Andreozzi was awarded the 1st place prize in the 2015 John R. Cameron Young Investigators’ Competition by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).

The John R. Cameron Young Investigators Symposium features an annual competition for new investigators in honor of University of Wisconsin Professor Emeritus Dr. John Cameron, a founding member of the AAPM.  Of the many submissions from young investigators, reviewers selected the 10 highest scoring abstracts for presentation during a special symposium.  The top three award winners were recognized during the AAPM Annual Meeting Awards and Honors Ceremony on Monday, July 13, 2015, in Anaheim CA, each receiving a plaque and a cash award.

Jacqueline’s abstract is entitled “Rapid Treatment Field Uniformity Optimization for Total Skin Electron Beam Therapy Using Cherenkov Imaging” and it can be found at: Jacqueline Andreozzi AAPM abstract

Congratulations Jacqueline!



OiM Overlay GUI released

The Optics in Medicine Overlay GUI is a MATLAB-based graphical user interface which facilitates overlaying parametric maps on top of white-light images for:

  • Displaying fluorescence-whitelight fused images for surgical guidance
  • Exploring perceptual colormaps and plotting them on the 1931 CIE chromaticity diagram.
  • Testing color blindness compatibility
  • Determining best practices for colormap and transparency visualization

Questions, comments and bug reports can be made to

(NEW) Download Overlay GUI v4.4.1-beta