VISE Summer Instructional Seminar 6.18.20
VISE Research In Progress (RiP)
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Time: Noon – room admittance, 12:05pm remarks, 12:10pm start
Speaker #1: Eric Tang, PhD Candidate, Department of Biomedical Engineering
RiP #1: Title: Handheld Spectrally Encoded Coherence Tomography and Reflectometry (SECTR) for Point-of-Care Ophthalmic Imaging
RIP #1 Description: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is the gold standard for clinical ophthalmic imaging. Recently, handheld OCT probes have been developed for point-of-care diagnostics. However, these devices are highly susceptible to motion artifacts that degrade image quality. Here, we present a handheld multimodal imaging system for motion-corrected point-of-care ophthalmic imaging.
Speaker #2: James Ferguson, PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering
RiP #2: Image Guidance for the da Vinci Robot
RIP #2 Description: Over the past several years, we have developed an image guidance system for the da Vinci robot with the aim of increasing utilization of robotic partial nephrectomy, an underutilized alternative to total kidney removal. Recent work includes testing the accuracy of our system in several phantom experiments (specifically our touch-based registration method and the kinematic accuracy of the newer da Vinci Xi robot). In order to move toward real-world use, we are currently testing our system in vivo in a series of low-risk patient studies.