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Emmanuel Mannoh



Emmanuel Mannoh - [Pubs]



Anita Mahadevan-Jansen






    Areas of Research

Laser Speckle Imaging 

Assessment of parathyroid gland vascularity

NIR fluorescence spectroscopy of parathyroid glands



    Project Summary


LSCIAs much as 50% of thyroid procedures are reported to result in post-surgical hypoparathyroidism and consequent hypocalcemia. This can be due to accidental removal of the parathyroid glands or damage to their blood supply that renders them non-viable. The parathyroids are the body’s main organs for regulating calcium, so loss of their function will require lifelong medication to maintain normal calcium levels. We have shown that autofluorescence imaging/spectroscopy can be used to identify parathyroid glands during surgery, helping prevent accidental removal. Additionally, we are using laser speckle contrast imaging to objectively assess the vascularity of the gland to help inform the surgeon of the need to transplant.


Carmen C. Solorzano, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Naira BaregamianVanderbilt University Medical Center