BME Seminar: Chao Zhou (Lehigh University) – “Ultrahigh-Speed Optical Coherence Tomography and its Biomedical Applications”

December 18, 2018
10:10 am - 11:10 am
Whitaker Hall 218 (Danforth Campus)

“Ultrahigh-Speed Optical Coherence Tomography and its Biomedical Applications”

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a powerful tool for assessing tissue architectural morphology. It enables three-dimensional (3D) imaging with micron-scale resolutions, and can be performed in vivo and in real-time without the need to remove and process specimens. OCT has gradually become the standard-of-care to evaluate retinal pathology in ophthalmology clinics non-invasively. Improving imaging speed has been a major driving force for OCT development. In this talk, recent technical advances to achieve ultrahigh imaging speed for OCT (e.g., space-division multiplexing OCT) will be presented. Furthermore, applications of OCT have started to grow in other clinical and scientific areas. Novel applications using OCT for imaging and optogenetic pacing of the beating Drosophila heart, high-throughput drug screening with tumor spheroids, and label-free cancer diagnosis will be discussed.

Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) seminars

For inquiries contact Karen Teasdale.


Please know that there have been changes to parking on the Danforth Campus due to the east end construction.

Metrolink or biking to the Danforth campus are the easiest options.

If you choose to drive, the closest parking is in Millbrook garage off of Forest Park Parkway and Throop Drive.  It will take approx. 15 minutes to walk to our building.