University of Maryland College Park Receives NIH Grant for In Vivo Optical Imaging of Kidney Structure and Function
The University of Maryland College Park Received a 2012 NIH Grant for $114,187 for In Vivo Optical Imaging of Kidney Structure and Function. The program started in 2011 and ends in 2013. Yu Chen is the Principal Investigator. Below is a summary of the work.
The overall goal of this proposal is to investigate the clinical feasibility of a new minimally-invasive multi-modal optical imaging technology for the diagnosis of kidney diseases in vivo and in real time. Multi-modal optical imaging combining high-resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) and high-sensitivity fluorescence imaging enables comprehensive assessment of kidney structural and functional parameters in vivo and allows for more accurate diagnosis and prognosis of acute kidney injury (AKI). This technology will open a new avenue for diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases, improve the life quality of patients suffering from these diseases, and positively impact health care throughout the United States.