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Tissue-Mimicking Biophotonic Phantoms: An Introduction

Hosted By: Tissue Imaging and Spectroscopy Technical Group

26 April 2024 11:00 - 12:00

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The field of optical imaging devices faces a significant challenge due to the absence of widely accepted standards and standardized phantoms that can effectively validate their technical performance. This impedes the reliability and reproducibility of experimental outputs generated across different labs and devices. The landscape of biophotonic applications is inherently diverse, making it challenging to establish a one-size-fits-all validation method. However, the absence of consensus on performance testing methods and materials poses a barrier to the smoother clinical translation of optical imaging technologies.

Recognizing the need for a more cohesive approach, this webinar aims to shed light on the general criteria crucial for designing tissue-mimicking biophotonic phantoms. The discussion will encompass the history and the latest advancements in the development of the phantoms, exploring innovative solutions that contribute to the ongoing evolution of this critical aspect of optical imaging. This event will set the scene for standardization efforts across the biophotonics community, explore the current state-of-the-art in phantom materials and preparation methods, provide valuable insights that can guide future research endeavors, and contribute to the establishment of benchmarks within the biophotonics domain.

Subject Matter Level: Introductory - Assumes little previous knowledge of the topic

What You Will Learn:
• Why benchmarks are important in the Biophotonics field?
• What’s the state-of-the-art in the tissue-mimicking optical phantoms field?
• What are the latest advancements in phantom development materials and methods?

Who Should Attend:
• Students. researchers and engineers working with optical imaging technologies interested in phantom development, validation methods and testing, performance metrics

About the Presenter: Brian Pogue from University of Wisconsin-Madison

Prof. Brian Pogue currently serves as a Chair of the Department of Medical Physics at the University of Wisconsin, where he founded the Medical Optics and X-Ray Imaging (MOXI) research group. His research program lies within medical physics and biomedical engineering, with a core theme of advanced optical tools that allow for advances in surgical and radiation therapy guidance, photodynamic therapy, molecular imaging, and theranostics, which is the cutting-edge combination of the principles of therapeutics and diagnostics. He has raised $42 Million in NIH funding, translated dozens of imaging systems into human trials, and published >475 scientific peer-reviewed articles. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Biomedical Optics (published by SPIE) and elected Fellow of AIMBE, Optica, SPIE, AAPM & the National Academy of Inventors.

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