Research in Medical Imaging and Image Guided Surgery at Dartmouth

Alexander Hartov, Professor, Thayer School of Engineering

Friday, September 26, 2008

Spanos Auditorium

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This seminar is part of the Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society series

This seminar will present an overview of work in the field of medical imaging and image guided surgery that is taking place at Dartmouth, including the development of new imaging and instrumentation tools for breast cancer characterization, prostate cancer characterization, and intraoperative use of imaging during neurosurgery for tumor resection. Characterization of tumors with electrical impedance measurements is a primary focus and the development of this tool will allow contact-based delineation of some physical properties of the tissue composition. This work is all carried out collaboratively between the engineering school and Dartmouth Medical School, using personnel and tools drawing from both locations. Dr. Hartov, has worked on projects relating to biomedical engineering since his graduate student days at Thayer School, pursuing this field of interest for nearly 12 years.

About the Speaker

Alex Hartov was born in France, and completed his undergraduate studies at Northeastern University in Boston. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College in 1991. After graduation, Alex worked in consulting as well as in several research companies in the Upper Valley. He was hired as an Assistant Professor at Thayer School in 1996, and in 2008 was promoted to full Professor of Engineering. He has published over 170 papers and abstracts, and carries out research in several aspects of biomedical engineering. At Thayer School he has taught courses in Instrumentation and Measurement, Electrical Network Theory and plans to teach Digital Image Processing this winter.