A stream of photons can carry enormous amount of information through variations in the frequency of photons emitted over time by a particular source. In my lab, we produce spectral imaging from biological materials using X-rays and visible light. I will discuss an emerging photon counting x-ray technique that uses energy-resolving detectors to count photons and quantify their energy to produce images in color. A new era of medical imaging awaits with photon-counting x-ray/CT. The power of light and hyperspectral imaging to acquire the spectrum for each pixel in a biological image will also be discussed as well as how combining nanomedicine with biosensing will transform biosensing applications. The discussion will cover a few seminal preclinical and clinical works from my lab covering a wide range of applications to human diseases.
Presenter: Dipanjan Pan | Nuclear Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering