The Academy of Radiology Research and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) are co-hosting an event at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) on April 25, 2014. Visitors to the NIBIB will have the opportunity to meet with its Director, Dr. Roderic Pettigrew, as well as view demonstrations from leading scientific experts on the latest advances in the field, including:

  • Dr. P. Hunter Peckham of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH will showcase his work on neuroprosthesis to restore hand grasp in persons with complete paralysis.
  • Dr. Mehmet Toner of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, MA will present his work on a microfluidic device that can detect tumors before they spread and determine quickly if treatment is working.
  • Dr. David Erikson of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY will explain his device that one-day may be able to diagnose Kaposi sarcoma – a type of cancer – in minutes using a smartphone.
  • Dr. Maysam Ghovanloo of Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA will showcase his new technology that helps paralyzed individuals control a wheelchair, smartphone, or computer using a tongue-operated device.
  • Dorothee Heisenberg of Clear Guide Medical in Baltimore, MD will demonstrate an image-guided system that provides real-time guidance to doctors during procedures.
  • Hari Shroff of NIBIB Intramural Research Program in Bethesda, MD will showcase two first-of-a-kind microscopes that were developed to understand brain development by observing real-time migration of cells.

For more information, please contact Roxanne Yaghoubi (

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