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  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Feb 27, 2017 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Mahnaz Shahidi, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering Riffenburgh Professor in Glaucoma Vice Chair for Translational Research Department of Ophthalmology University of Southern California

    Talk Title: Multimodal Imaging of Retinal Oxygen Delivery and Metabolism

    Abstract: Retinal tissue function can be adversely affected by inadequate delivery and/or consumption of oxygen. In fact, derangements in retinal oxygenation are thought to contribute significantly to the development of common vision threatening retinal diseases. However, mechanisms that implicate oxygen in the development of retinal pathologies and impairment of retinal function are not completely understood. Therefore, technologies that allow assessment of oxygen tension in the retinal vasculature and tissue are needed to broaden knowledge of disease pathophysiology, and thereby advance diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. We have developed an optical section phosphorescence lifetime imaging technique that allows depth-resolved mapping of retinal vascular oxygen tension and measurement of inner retinal oxygen extraction fraction. Combined with fluorescent microsphere imaging for measurement of retinal blood flow, oxygen delivery by the retinal circulation and global inner retinal oxygen metabolism are derived. These technologies have been applied for assessment of retinal oxygen delivery and metabolism in experimental animal models of retinal ischemia.

    Host: Qifa Zhou

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mischalgrace Diasanta


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