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Photoacoustic Imaging of Mice and Men


3/22/2018 at 2:00PM


3/22/2018 at 3:00PM


356A Fitzpatrick Hall
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In this talk, I will first briefly introduce the field of UOT. Then I will present a novel transrectal ultrasound and photoacoustic (TRUSPA) imaging system that we developed using a capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) array for human prostate imaging. For this latter work, I will present our results on the TRUSPA device fabrication, our validation tests in various phantom and in vivo mouse experiments, all the way to the first-in-human results for prostate photoacoustic imaging. I will also touch on our preliminary studies with a novel intraoperative ultrasound and photoacoustic (iUSPA) device that uses a microlinear CMUT catheter. Finally, I will introduce on-going projects of my lab focused on developing novel imaging tools for clinical and pre-clinical applications in cancer and neurological diseases.


Seminar Speaker:

Dr. Raj Kothapalli

Dr. Raj Kothapalli

Pennsylvania State University

Raj Kothapalli completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in Saint Louis under the guidance of Dr. Lihong Wang in 2009. His postdoctoral work at Stanford was focused on the development and translation of TRUSPA imaging technology for prostate cancer screening in the labs of Drs. Gambhir and Khuri-Yakub in the Departments of Radiology and Electrical Engineering, respectively. He received K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering center of NIH.