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Medical Physics Seminar – Monday, September 22, 2014

Fractal Organization of Tissue: Quantifying Tissue Scattering Properties at the Nanoscale


Jeremy D. Rogers (guest of Dr. Edward Jackson and Kevin Eliceiri)
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Laboratory for Optical & Computational Instrumentation, McPherson Eye Research Institute University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI - USA -

Optical interactions with biological tissue provide powerful tools for study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Optical scattering in tissue is one important interaction that is often considered a problem that limits imaging depth and degrades image quality. However, scattering can also be used to assess structural alterations in tissue. For example, tissue may be modeled as a mass fractal with a fractal dimension can be quantified from scattering measurements such as enhanced backscattering spectroscopy and used as a marker for disease including cancer risk assessment.

Location: 1345 HSLC (Health Sciences Learning Center), 750 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

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