APS March Meeting: focus session on "Optical imaging for elastography and rheology in soft matter and biological tissues"
The advances in the last decades in biomedical imaging techniques have been astounding, yet are unfortunately not always well known in the soft matter community. To inspire the soft matter community with this body of knowledge, and also to provide biomedical experts with the latest relevant insights from soft matter, there is now a shared DSOFT/GMED session on
"Optical imaging for elastography and rheology in soft matter and biological tissues"
Invited speaker is Brett Bouma from MIT, who has decades of experience in developing /utilizing Optical Coherence Tomography in biomedical context.
Session index is 02.01.19, same as 25.11.00; description is below:
"One of the main aims of soft matter physics is to find the microscopic principles that underpin the mechanical behavior of soft materials such as gels, elastomers, composites and polymeric, structured and multiphase fluids. A main challenge in these efforts is to be able to spatially resolve the response of soft materials under applied stress or flow at the relevant length and time scales. Similarly, measurement and visualization of mechanical properties of soft biological tissues has been an area of active research in medical physics, where such information is anticipated to lead to new diagnostic capabilities. Both fields have independently seen tremendous developments in the last decades. Yet despite their overlapping aims, soft matter physics and medical physics rarely benefit from each other's progress. The aim of this focus session is to bring these two communities together and exchange expertise on measurement techniques and data analysis methods in the optical imaging domain, such as OCT, Brillouin spectroscopy, the many forms of laser speckle imaging and optical tweezing."
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