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‘Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics’

Headband device developed for home use with young ADHD patients

Oct. 21, 2021—A Vanderbilt biomedical engineering professor has developed a prototype headband to measure brain activity that could have widespread application in studying and ultimately treating ADHD and other neurological disorders. The device is lightweight, portable, and inexpensive to construct. Prototype components cost less than $250, compared to costs exceeding $10,000 for commercial systems. Audrey Bowden Dorothy...

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New technique corrects for MRI image distortions

Oct. 18, 2021—Applying deep learning, Vanderbilt and VUMC researchers have created a technique that corrects image distortions and provides more accurate information for researchers, radiologists, and neuroscientists to better interpret brain scans. “To quantify anything in the brain is highly important,” said Bennett Landman, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and radiology and radiological sciences and...

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Tao receives support of selective SPIE gift

Oct. 18, 2021—BIOMEDICAL IMAGING and BIOPHOTONICS Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Yuankai “Kenny” Tao is the first School of Engineering faculty member to be supported by an endowment gift from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. This is the eighth major SPIE gift to universities and institutes as part of the Society’s ongoing program to...

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Breakthrough in flat optics could transform biomedical imaging and computer vision

Oct. 1, 2020—BIOMEDICAL IMAGING AND BIOPHOTONICS Vanderbilt engineering researchers have developed a first-of-its kind ultrathin filter that processes images at the speed of light and supports direct imaging of an object’s boundaries. Their work marks a significant breakthrough in using optics for image processing and holds transformative potential for applications in biological imaging and computer vision. Digital...

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Imaging team aims small, with a quiet, more portable MRI system

Oct. 1, 2020—A significant component of the cost of an MRI system has been the massive superconducting magnet to produce a strong radiofrequency current and the bulky system that keeps it cool. The magnet for a 3-Tesla scanner, for example, weighs more than 12,000 pounds. Vanderbilt engineers believe it’s time to downsize. A team led by William...

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