Last week, I attended SPIE Medical Imaging in San Diego, where I presented a poster detailing our recent collaboration with NanoX Japan on a novel X-ray detector concept. SAPHIRE (scintillator avalanche photoconductor with high resolution emitter readout) optically couples a scintillator to an amorphous selenium HARP (high/gain avalanche rushing photoconductor) layer biased with sufficiently high electric field to induce avalanche gain, allowing for very low-dose performance. High resolution electron-beam readout is achieved by a field emitter array.
To build 2 million square feet is in itself a task, but to relate 2 million square feet to the individuals within, rather than produce rooms with numbers on them is really our task. We have to create what I call ‘villages of space.’
- Bertrand Goldberg, Conversations With Architects, 1973
I’ve really grown to love the unusual architecture of Stony Brook University’s Health Sciences Center and University Hospital complex, designed by renown architect Bertrand Goldberg in the 1960s-1970s. The incredible scope of the project, unique use of space and bold design have given me a great sense of appreciation of the complex.
The architect’s description of the project is well worth the read.
Exciting work from my Department of Biomedical Engineering colleagues, Danni Wang and Steve Leigh, over in the Molecular Biophotonics lab at Stony Brook University, on the development of advanced microscopy tools for in vivo imaging during brain tumor resection.
It’s official: I’m pursuing a Ph.D.
I’ve officially accepted an offer of admission to Stony Brook University’s doctoral program in biomedical engineering, where I’ll be continuing my research in medical physics and digital breast tomosynthesis. I’m very excited to embark on this next stage of my education.