Measuring Intracranial Pressure Using Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy

Hosted By: Therapeutic Laser Applications Technical Group

2 December 2020, 12:00 - 13:00 - Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

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Measuring intracranial pressure is necessary for the treatment of severe head injury but measurement systems are highly invasive and introduce risk of infection and complications. In this webinar hosted by the OSA Therapeutic Laser Applications Technical Group, Dr. Jana Kainerstorfer from Carnegie Mellon University will discuss a non-invasive alternative for quantifying intracranial pressure using measurements of cerebral blood flow (CBF) by diffuse correlation spectroscopy.

What You Will Learn:

  • Principles and applications of diffuse reflectance spectroscopy for non-invasive measurements of intracranial pressure

Who Should Attend:

  • Students, postdocs, scientists, and physicians interested in non-invasive diagnostics of brain encephalopathies involving changes in intracranial pressure, such as traumatic brain injury, brain infections and hydrocephalus

About the Presenter: Jana M. Kainerstorfer, Carnegie Mellon University

Jana Kainerstorfer is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and holds courtesy appointments in Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and Electrical & Computer Engineering. Her lab’s research is focused on developing noninvasive optical imaging methods for disease detection and/or treatment monitoring, with an emphasis on diffuse optical imaging. She serves on program committees for the SPIE Photonics West and the OSA Biophotonics Congress. She is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME) and is an editor for the OSA Virtual Journal of Biomedical Optics. Her work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance, and the Center for Machine Learning and Health.