Navigation Links
UT Arlington bioengineer to use hybrid imaging system to see deep tissue

A UT Arlington bioengineer has been awarded a $407,163 National Science Foundation Early Career Development grant to use light and sound to produce an accurate image of a patient's deep tissue.

Baohong Yuan, an assistant professor of bioengineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, said his process overcomes the challenge of getting accurate images in deep tissue.

Currently, to analyze tissue more than a centimeter beneath the skin, physicians may select a noninvasive imaging method or surgically cut to take a patient biopsy for light microscopic imaging.

While biopsy provides reliable results, it is invasive and consumes time and labor. On the other hand, while imaging methods allow physicians quickly and easily to evaluate intact tissue, the images become fuzzy in deep tissue, Yuan said.

Yuan said, "If you use light to take a picture of deep tissue, the light is dispersed. But if you use sound to control the light, you can get an accurate picture of what is within the deep tissue."

Biopsies would still be the most accurate sampling, he said. But Yuan said his method would give physicians an alternative to the surgical procedure when they need an image of deep tissue.

"Compared with light microscopy, in my process, you'll sacrifice resolution a little bit to get more depth portrayed in the image," said Yuan, who joined the UT Arlington College of Engineering in 2010.

One application might be for cancer patients whose physicians are tracking whether tumors have shrunk during treatments. Yuan's tool also could be used to detect scar tissue and assess how deep it runs before an operation is performed.

Jean-Pierre Bardet, dean of the College of Engineering, said Yuan's work has the potential to revolutionize the way doctors examine patients.

"Imagine doctors who could use a microscope that probes a few centimeters beneath the skin of patients without making an incision," Bardet said. "Dr. Yuan's research has a chance to make an impact in healthcare."


Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Related biology news :

1. National herpetology society honors UT Arlington professor for discoveries
2. UT Arlington physics team demonstrates new power generation technique
3. National Academy of Inventors names four UT Arlington professors as charter fellows
4. UT Arlington engineer wins NSF award to support microfluidic analyses of tissue, cell samples
5. Investigation of American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. by Securities Lawyers at Goldfarb LLP Law Firm for Potential Shareholder Claim
6. Stanford bioengineer Christina Smolke wins NIH Directors Pioneer Award
7. Bioengineered marine algae expands environments where biofuels can be produced
8. Bioengineer studying how to send drugs to lungs through nanotechnology
9. Hybrid copper-gold nanoparticles convert CO2
10. Modern hybrid corn makes better use of nitrogen, study shows
11. A new source of maize hybrid vigor
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/11/2015)... Minn. , Nov. 11, 2015   MedNet Solutions ... entire spectrum of clinical research, is pleased to announce that ... in Clinical Trials (PCT) event, to be held November ... be able to view live demonstrations of iMedNet ... and learn how iMedNet has been able to ...
(Date:11/9/2015)... DUBLIN , Nov. 09, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the addition of the "Global ... to their offering. --> ... "Global Law Enforcement Biometrics Market 2015-2019" ... Research and Markets ( ) ...
(Date:11/2/2015)... PARK, Calif. , Nov. 2, 2015  SRI ... $9 million to provide preclinical development services to the ... the contract, SRI will provide scientific expertise, modern testing ... wide variety of preclinical pharmacology and toxicology studies to ... --> The PREVENT Cancer Drug Development ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Pittcon is pleased to ... presentations offered in symposia, oral sessions, workshops, awards, and posters. The core ... of applications such as, but not limited to, biotechnology, biomedical, drug discovery, environmental, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... Market 2016 - 2020 report analyzes that automating ... and quality in long-term samples, minimizing manual errors, ... Automation minimizes manual errors such as mislabeling or ... Further, it plays a vital role in blood ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... and HOLLISTON, Mass. , Nov. ... (Nasdaq: HART ), a biotechnology company developing bioengineered ... Jim McGorry will present at the LD ... 2015 at 2:30 p.m. PT. The presentation will be ... 30 days. Management will also be available at the ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... -- Orexigen® Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX ) today ... discussion at the Piper Jaffray 27th Annual Healthcare Conference ... is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, at 8:00 a.m. ... will be available for 14 days after the event.  ... Corporate Communications and Business Development , BrewLife(858) 875-8629 ...
Breaking Biology Technology: