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    2. Methodist Hospital Research Institute receives NIH Grant for Multi-Scale Optical Imaging of the Cancer Vasculature and Tumor Microenvironment

      Methodist Hospital Research Institute receives NIH Grant for Multi-Scale Optical Imaging of the Cancer Vasculature and Tumor Microenvironment
      Methodist Hospital Research Institute receives a $301,316 NIH grant for Multi-Scale Optical Imaging of the Cancer Vasculature and Tumor Microenvironment. The principal investigator is Seok-Hyun (Andy) Yun. The program is part of a multi-year program that started in 2012 and ends in 2014. Below is a summary of the work. Core 2 will provide the five projects with a number of unique advanced optical systems; collaborate with the project ...
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    3. Optical molecular imaging for detection of Barrett's-associated neoplasia

      Optical molecular imaging for detection of Barrett's-associated neoplasia
      Recent advancements in the endoscopic imaging of Barrett's esophagus can be used to probe a wide range of optical properties that are altered with neoplastic progression. This review summarizes relevant changes in optical properties as well as imaging approaches that measures those changes. Wide-field imaging approaches include narrow-band imaging that measures changes in light scattering and absorption, and autofluorescence imaging that measure changes in endogenous fluorophores. High-resolution imaging approaches ...
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    4. Low-cost, portable optical imaging systems for cancer diagnosis

      Low-cost, portable optical imaging systems for cancer diagnosis
      Worldwide incidence and mortality rates due to cancer continue to rise, with the burden of disease increasingly shifting to developing countries. Several optical diagnostic methods such as diffuse optical tomography, wide-field autofluorescence imaging, confocal microscopy, and optical coherence tomography, are currently under development to enable earlier detection of cancer. However, these are primarily intended for use in healthcare facilities in industrialized countries. Using knowledge gained from early clinical studies with ...
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    5. Enhancing contrast in biological imaging

      Methods for enhancing contrast during imaging to assess cell and nuclear morphology of a sample. A contrast agent such as acetic acid, toluidine blue, hypertonic saline, hypotonic saline, Lugol's iodine, an absorbing dye, a liposome, or a contrast agent linked to a marker are applied to a sample. The sample is analyzed with an imaging device to create image data, and the sample is diagnosed using the image data.
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  2. About Rebecca Richards-Kortum

    Rebecca Richards-Kortum

    Rebecca Richards-Kortum is the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Bioengineering; Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Chair of the Department of Bioengineering, at Rice University. Her research centers on new, non-invasive cancer detection technologies that use high-resolution, optical imaging; the use of fluorescent imaging agents for cancer detection; biophysical studies of the light-scattering properties of cells and tissues; and the use of fiber-optic sensors for in vivo detection of cancer