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    2. Investigation of Micro-motion Kinematics of Continuum Robots for Volumetric OCT and OCT-guided Visual Servoing

      Investigation of Micro-motion Kinematics of Continuum Robots for Volumetric OCT and OCT-guided Visual Servoing
      Continuum robots (CR) have been recently shown capable of micron-scale motion resolutions. Such motions are achieved through equilibrium modulation using indirect actuation for altering either internal preload forces or changing the cross-sectional stiffness along the length of a continuum robot. Previously reported, but unexplained, turning point behavior is modeled using two approaches. An energy minimization approach is first used to explain the source of this behavior. Subsequently, a kinematic model ...
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    3. The Bowden Laboratory for Biomedical Optics seeks a new postdoc with expertise in optics and image processing to join our lab for an exciting project to poised to make a major impact in the medical fields of ophthalmology and pediatrics

      The Bowden Laboratory for Biomedical Optics seeks a new postdoc with expertise in optics and image processing to join our lab for an exciting project to poised to make a major impact in the medical fields of ophthalmology and pediatrics
      Department Biomedical Engineering Full Description The Bowden Laboratory for Biomedical Optics, as part of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center, develops optical imaging and sensing technologies for clinical and basic science applications, with additional interest in the development of low-cost and portable technologies for low-resource environments. We seek a new postdoc with expertise in optics and image processing to join our lab for an exciting project ...
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    4. Vanderbilt University Receives NIH Grant for smartOCT: A Low-Cost Technology to Detect and Monitor Glaucoma in Outpatient and Primary Care Centers

      Vanderbilt University Receives NIH Grant for smartOCT: A Low-Cost Technology to Detect and Monitor Glaucoma in Outpatient and Primary Care Centers
      ...icated to study other clinical diseases and/or used in other resource-limited contexts (e.g., global health). Vanderbilt University Receives a 2021 NIH Grant for $404,033 for smartOCT: A Low-Cost Technology to Detect and...
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    5. Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography - Normals

      Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography - Normals
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an established technology for ophthalmic diagnosis which can perform noncontact, noninvasive, real time, cross-sectional imaging of the retina and anterior eye. OCT has displaced ophthalmoscopy and stereo-photography as the gold-standard for clinical assessment and documentation of retinal microanatomy including thickness, cystoid structures, subretinal fluid and retinal traction. Despite these benefits, new technologies can still benefit patients including increasing the resolution, imaging speed, and contrast of ...
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    6. Advances in Optical Detection of Human-Associated Pathogenic Bacteria

      Advances in Optical Detection of Human-Associated Pathogenic Bacteria
      Bacterial infection is a global burden that results in numerous hospital visits and deaths annually. The rise of multi-drug resistant bacteria has dramatically increased this burden. Therefore, there is a clinical need to detect and identify bacteria rapidly and accurately in their native state or a culture-free environment. Current diagnostic techniques lack speed and effectiveness in detecting bacteria that are culture-negative, as well as options for in vivo detection. The ...
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    7. Variability Within Optic Nerve Optical Coherence Tomography Measurements Distinguishes Papilledema From Pseudopapilledema

      Variability Within Optic Nerve Optical Coherence Tomography Measurements Distinguishes Papilledema From Pseudopapilledema
      Background: To report a linear risk score obtained using clock-hour optical coherence tomography (OCT) data from papilledema and pseudopapilledema nerves that differentiates between the 2 diagnoses with high sensitivity and specificity. Methods: Patients presenting to a single neuro-ophthalmologist with papilledema or pseudopapilledema were included for a retrospective review. The absolute consecutive difference in OCT retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness between adjacent clock hours and the mean magnitude of thickness ...
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    8. Image-guidance in ophthalmic surgery using optical coherence tomography (Thesis)

      Image-guidance in ophthalmic surgery using optical coherence tomography (Thesis)
      Ophthalmic surgery involves manipulation of layered tissue structures on milli- to micrometer scales. Traditional surgical microscopes provide a two-dimensional view of the surgical field with limited depth perception which precludes accurate depth-resolved visualization of surgically-induced tissue morphology. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) enables non-contact exogenous contrast-free imaging of subsurface tissue microstructures, and is currently the gold standard for ophthalmic clinical diagnostics. Over the last decade, translation of OCT technologies to applications ...
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    9. Multimodality Imaging-Based Characterization of Regional Material Properties in a Murine Model of Aortic Dissection

      Multimodality Imaging-Based Characterization of Regional Material Properties in a Murine Model of Aortic Dissection
      hronic infusion of angiotensin-II in atheroprone ( ApoE / ) mice provides a reproducible model of dissection in the suprarenal abdominal aorta, often with a false lumen and intramural thrombus that thickens the wall. Such lesions exhibit complex morphologies, with different regions characterized by localized changes in wall composition, microstructure, and properties. We sought to quantify the multiaxial mechanical properties of murine dissecting aneurysm samples by combining in vitro extension-distension data with full-field ...
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    10. Researchers advance image-guided robotic surgical tools for delicate eye procedures

      Researchers advance image-guided robotic surgical tools for delicate eye procedures
      Molecular, gene and cell-based therapies targeting eye diseases could prevent and potentially reverse cell degeneration that leads to loss of sight. However, delivering injections safely and accurately into targeted ocular layers remain concerns that affect the advancement of life-changing new treatments. To address the safety and reliability challenges, researchers in the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering are joining their expertise to enable the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT ...
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    Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Founded in 1873, the university is named for shipping and rail magnate "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt, who provided Vanderbilt its initial $1 million endowment despite having never been to the South. The Commodore hoped that his gift and the greater work of the university would help to heal the sectional wounds inflicted by the Civil War.