May 4, 2018
NIH Main Campus
Louis Stokes Laboratories, Building #50/first floor conference room
ATLAS GENETICS io® DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM
David Pearce, PhD
3D ULTRASOUND IMAGING FOR THE DETECTION OF DISTAL FOREARM FRACTURES
Patients with distal forearm (part of the arm farthest away from the body) fractures often spend several hours in the emergency room, but most of this time is spent waiting. Long wait times occur because other patients with more serious ailments take precedence or because the acquisition and interpretation of x-ray images by the radiography service is slow. Researchers were motivated to prototype a bed-side scanning method that could be used by emergency room physicians and/or nurses to quickly assess the fracture, determine the best course of care, and quickly discharge the patient. The prototype system acquires a limited-angle tomographic ultrasound scan and reconstructs a 3D image of the patient's bony forearm anatomy that can be interpreted like a CT scan.
CLOUD-BASED WEARABLE, PORTABLE SENSORS FOR MONITORING AIR POLUTION EXPOSURE IN PEDIATRIC ASTHMA
George Washington University
This wearable technology consists of a tobacco smoke sensor and a portable air pollution gas monitor (Ozone and NO2) for the purpose of pediatric asthma epidemiological research. Both sensors are connected to a cloud-based informatics system for data storage, management, and analytics. Researchers will conduct a live demonstration showing the operation of these two sensors. This device was developed through an NIBIB initiative: the Pediatric Research using Integrated Sensor Monitoring Systems (PRISMS) program.
REVOLUTIONIZING DIAGNOSIS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE THROUGH PORTABLE EEG AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
SECTION ON HIGH RESOLUTION OPTICAL IMAGING (HROI) AND ADVANCED IMAGING AND MICROSCOPY RESOURCE (AIM)
Ryan Christensen, PhD, Postdoc Fellow, HROI
Researchers in the HROI lab develop novel technologies for studying biological processes at unprecedented speed and resolution. Research includes improving the performance of 3D optical imaging microscopes. Working with collaborators, the lab is using one of its technologies to construct the first 4D atlas of neurodevelopment in an animal. AIM is a trans-NIH shared resource that houses, operates, disseminates, and improves non-commercial, prototype optical imaging systems developed at the NIH. The facilities at AIM are available for use by the entire NIH intramural research community. AIM is a constantly evolving facility. As microscopes housed here become widely and commercially available, they will be phased out and replaced with the next generation of imaging technology in development.
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