Photonic Breast Tomography and Tumor Aggressiveness Assessment
Annual summary rept. 15 Jun 2008-14 Jun 2009
NEW YORK UNIV NY
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The tasks performed and the progresses made during the second year include a pursuing planned training objectives of the CCNY researchers through laboratory rotations at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center MSKCC and b conducting research on development of non-invasive optical imaging and spectroscopic approaches for breast tumor detection. The CCNY researchers received training on i small animal handling ii Cell culture, bioluminescence assay and imaging iii Western Blotting and Flow Cytometry iv small animal imaging techniques and v magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy. They also attended group meetings and seminars to develop sound background in the biological and clinical aspects of cancer research. The research component involved development of numerical algorithms based on time reversal matrix method and principal component analysis, and using those along with a method based on independent component analysis for locating tumors in a model cancerous breast assembled using ex vivo breast tissue specimens, and targets in breast simulating model media.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics