The mission of the Microvascular Therapeutics & Imaging Lab is to develop instrumentation and employ methods to improve in vivo characterization of the microvasculature.
We just published a paper in the journal Optics Letters. The work described in this paper, is in collaboration with Dr. Julio Ramirez-San-Juan from INAOE (Puebla, Mexico). Julio had a sabbatical stay with us during the 2012-13 year, which ended up being quite productive and always interesting. This paper is one of two publications (with more to come, we hope!) resulting from our collaborative work. It describes an elegant model that describes derivation of a simple correction factor (Eq. 19 in the paper) for speckle contrast measurements of tissue blood flow. The model takes into account the temporal integration of a fluctuating speckle pattern (since cameras have finite shutter times) and the spatial integration of the same pattern (since camera pixels are finite in size). It is an extension of the excellent work done by Andy Dunn’s group at UT-Austin involving multi-exposure speckle imaging.
Happy New Year and welcome to v2.0 of the lab website! It’s been a long time coming, let us know what you think…
Congratulations to the following graduating members of the lab:
PhD students: Austin Moy, PhD, Sean White, PhD, Bruce Yang, PhD, and Owen Yang, PhD
MS students: Vicki Hsiao, Shreyas Patel, Ricky Suen, Victor Sun, and Steven Truong
Undergrads: Christian Crouzet, Julee Sun, Javier Torres, and Matt Wiersma
Welcome to graduate students Caitlin Regan and Christian Crouzet, who have officially joined the lab, and graduate student Ryan Farraro, who will be continuing in the lab to pursue his PhD