Measuring Intracranial Pressure Using Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy
2 December 2020, 12:00 - 13:00 Eastern Time
Measuring intracranial pressure is necessary for the treatment of severe head injury but measurement systems are highly invasive and introduce risk of infection and complications. In this webinar hosted by the OSA Therapeutic Laser Applications Technical Group, Dr. Jana Kainerstorfer from Carnegie Mellon University will discuss a non-invasive alternative for quantifying intracranial pressure using measurements of cerebral blood flow (CBF) by diffuse correlation spectroscopy.
What You Will Learn:
- Principles and applications of diffuse reflectance spectroscopy for non-invasive measurements of intracranial pressure
Who Should Attend:
- Students, postdocs, scientists, and physicians interested in non-invasive diagnostics of brain encephalopathies involving changes in intracranial pressure, such as traumatic brain injury, brain infections and hydrocephalus
About the Presenter: Jana M. Kainerstorfer, Carnegie Mellon University
Jana Kainerstorfer is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and holds courtesy appointments in Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and Electrical & Computer Engineering. Her lab’s research is focused on developing noninvasive optical imaging methods for disease detection and/or treatment monitoring, with an emphasis on diffuse optical imaging. She serves on program committees for the SPIE Photonics West and the OSA Biophotonics Congress. She is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME) and is an editor for the OSA Virtual Journal of Biomedical Optics. Her work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance, and the Center for Machine Learning and Health.
OSA Technical Groups Best Poster Presentation Award
As part of this year's OSA Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics, the Therapeutic Laser Applications Technical Group joined together with several other OSA Technical Groupsto support an award for the best poster presentation. The award recognized one student and one recent graduate for the work they presented at the virtual conference. Congratulations to our recipients:
OSA Technical Groups Best Poster Presentation Award - Student
Arindam Biswas, University of South Florida, for his presentation on Fast Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy with a low-cost, fiberless embedded diode laser
OSA Technical Groups Best Poster Presentation Award – Recent Graduate
Lorenzo Cortese, ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences, for his presentation on Effects of Different Hardware and Measurement Parameters on Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy