10/17/2016, 5:30PM: Now you see it; Now you see it better: Advances in Imaging for Medical Applications
Imaging and vision systems are being used for discovery of cells, to new material development, to diagnostic procedures, therapies and surgery.
Tonight we cover the medical uses and include advances in miniaturization, wavelengths of light, and robot guidance. See what can be detected, new applications and diagnostics that are enabled.
Eman Namati has been involved in image processing and optics across the light spectrum —xray, laser, fiber optic, infrared —and has seen the advances, the challenges, and the opportunities that still exist for creating products that enhance medicine.
Eman will provide an overview of the types of imaging, the biological/imaging structures each enables, and where the industry is now. This will be follow by each of the panelists explaining their company, and work.
Moderated by Lew Harrold, Innovative Medical Consultants:
- Eman Namati, VP R&D, NinePoint Medical, Keynotes
- Yuxiang (Shawn) Liu, Assistant Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
- Lionel Bouchet, VP Product Marketing, Mevion
Eman Namati, PhD, is Vice President of Research and Development at NinePoint Medical in Bedford, MA. As a founding member of the company in 2010, he brought extensive scientific and technical expertise in the fields of medical imaging. Prior to joining NinePoint, Eman was a post-doctoral research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School working with Profs. Gary Tearney and Brett Bouma on the development of Optical Coherence Tomography – the core technology that was licensed to NinePoint. He helped build and lead the product development team, translating this academic technology into a commercial medical device in less than 3 years.
Eman has authored and coauthored over 50 scientific publications, abstracts and book chapters in the fields of signal processing, computed tomography, multi-modal imaging and biomedical optics. In addition, he has numerous patents related to optical imaging technologies. Eman holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering through a dual program with Flinders University Australia and the University of Iowa as an APA(Australian Post-graduate award) and ISATNA(Iowa/South Australian Transnational Alliance) fellowship recipient. He received a double undergraduate degree in Engineering (BE) and Science (BSc) from Flinders University Australia.
Yuxiang (Shawn) Liu is an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering who joined WPI in 2013. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park in 2011. Before joining WPI, Yuxiang Liu worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Purdue University in 2011. He worked at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a NIST-ARRA fellow from 2011 to 2013. His research interests include fiber based optical trapping, silicon nanomechanics and nanophotonics, optofluidics, fiber optical sensors, bioinspired soft robotics, and cell mechanics. His research has been published on journals including Nature Nanotechnology, Physical Review Letters, Optics Letters, and Biomedical Optics Express.
Lew Harrold is an accomplished Medical Device Realization Professional with over 40 years’ experience of product lifecycle management of Medical Devices for a world-wide market. His experience encompasses multidisciplinary development team leadership, project management, engineering, clinical evaluation, manufacturing and medical device regulatory submissions for markets in US, Latin America, China and Japan. Lew has well developed business acumen and has a proven track record of bringing well designed and reliable products to market in a timely manner.
Throughout his career, Lew has managed and executed successful product development programs in radiology imaging, disposable whole blood optical devices, invasive and non-invasive cardiac output, patient vital signs monitoring and home health care remote monitoring. Additionally, he has assisted companies in the realization of new medical technologies, including clinical testing and medical research.
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, a certified PMP, and a member of PMI, IEEE and PDMA, Lew is an expert in medical product design, biomedical engineering team development, program management, Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and clinical studies. Lew has deployed his expertise to realize profitable medical products for companies ranging in size from startups to Fortune 500. These commercialized products included 8 patents, 30+ successful 510(k)s, and 16 new medical products.
Lionel Bouchet, PhD, is VP of Product Management and Marketing at Mevion Medical Systems in Littleton. Prior to joining the startup team at Mevion (formerly Still River Systems), Lionel held similar roles at Varian Medical Systems and ZMed.
Lionel specializes in image-guided medical systems and was an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Neurological Surgery at University of Florida. Mevion Medical Systems is a leading provider of proton therapy systems for use in radiation treatment for cancer patients and uses imaging to locate the treatment site.
Dr. Bouchet has degrees in Physics - Nuclear Engineering from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, MS, Nuclear Engineering and Medicine from Texas A&M University, and PhD, Medical Physics from University of Florida.