The mission of Biophotonics and Optical Radiology Laboratory is to establish optical tomography as a viable biomedical imaging modality. To this end Prof. Hielscher's team is developing state-of-the-art imaging hardware and software that provide 3-dimensional distributions of physiologically relevant parameters in biomedical systems.
The laboratory is currently applying this emerging technology in clinical and preclinical studies that focus on the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in finger joints, effects of cerebral ischemia and stroke, and cancer diagnostics based on fluorescence and bioluminescence molecular imaging. The work of the laboratory is supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR).
Project: Breast Imager for detection of breast cancer and therapy monitoring
Andreas H. Hielscher
Director, Biophotonics and Optical Radiology Laboratory
Columbia University, Dept. Biomedical Engineering
500 West 120th Street
341 Mudd Bldg, MC8904
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212 854 5080; Fax 212 854 8725