Miniature Optical Endoscopes for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 7 Nov 2018 until 7 Nov 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location
The Biodesign Institute at ASU


Miniature Optical Endoscopes for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

 
Jennifer Barton

Jennifer Kehlet Barton, PhD,
director, BIO5 Institute
professor, Biomedical Engineering
The University of Arizona, Tucson. 

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727 E. Tyler St. 
Tempe, AZ 85281

Location

Biodesign Institute, Auditorium

Date and Time

November 7, 2018, 12:00 pm (Length: 1 hour 0 minutes)

 

This seminar will be presented by Jennifer Kehlet Barton, PhD, director, BIO5 Institute, professor, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Arizona, Tucson. 

Optical imaging techniques have been shown to be highly sensitive to early stages of cancer. Barton’s team has examined techniques, including optical coherence tomography, fluorescence imaging and multiphoton imaging, in mouse models of ovarian cancer and human samples of fallopian tube and ovary. These studies suggest that ovarian cancer is detectable at microscopic and macroscopic scales. To implement early detection in vivo, a minimally invasive method to reach the ovaries and fallopian tubes must be created. The Barton lab is developing endoscopes that travel a variety of paths through the female reproductive system and incorporate one or more of the optical modalities.