Medical Physics Seminar: Samuel Achilefu

Event Date
September 24, 2018 4:00pm
1345 HSLC

Medical Physics Seminar Sponsored by the Morgridge Multiscale imaging Initiative

Samuel Achilefu PhD, FRSC
Michel M. Ter-Pogossian Professor of Radiology
Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Chief, Optical Radiology Laboratory
Vice Chair, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Director, Washington University Molecular Imaging Center
Director, Center for Multiple Myeloma Nanotherapy
Co-Leader, Oncologic Imaging Program, Siteman Cancer Center

"Cancer Viewing Glasses for Fluorescence Image-Guided Cancer Surgery"

4:00pm-5:00pm, September 24th, 2018

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


Talk Abstract:

Surgeons still rely on vision and touch to distinguish cancerous from healthy tissue, often leading to incomplete tumor removal that necessitates repeat surgery or favors relapse. To address these issues, we have developed Cancer Viewing Glasses (CVGs) that can provide real-time intraoperative visualization of tumors and sentinel lymph nodes without disrupting the surgical workflow. The CVGs were designed to detect near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) from molecular probes targeted to cancer cells. Preclinical and clinical studies demonstrate the feasibility of using this method to improve surgical outcomes.