Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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Digital Otoscope for Optimal Access, Visualization

An otoscope is a classic handheld medical device that allows doctors to look into the ear canal and tympanic membrane (eardrum). It is used to diagnose ear infections, membrane ruptures and foreign ob...
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James Berbee, Gregory Rebella, Azita Hamedani | P150259US01

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Biomarkers for Detecting Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men, causing more than 27,000 deaths every year. An estimated one man in seven will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. ...
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David Jarrard, Bing Yang | P130258US03

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Bedside Diagnosis of Swallowing Disorders

Approximately 15 million Americans suffer from a swallowing disorder (dysphagia). People with acid reflux, a neurological disorder or cancer of the head and neck are particularly at risk. The leading ...
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Matthew Hoffman, Jack Jiang, Timothy McCulloch, Zhixian Geng | P130237US01

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Ultrasound Determination of Vascular Age

Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. A key challenge facing the cardiology community is the identification of high-risk individuals who would bene...
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James Stein | P02313US

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Depth-Resolved Reflectance Instrument

Phsyicians often use microscopic visual inspection followed by biopsy to detect cancer; however, this method is limited in many ways. Optical techniques are a promising alternative that allows clinici...
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Nirmala Ramanujam, Liu Quan | P05015US

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Using Endogenous Fluorescence to Identify Cancerous Cells

Optical imaging techniques play a pivotal role in detecting disease, injury and other disorders at an early stage and monitoring progression or remission after treatment. Images are generated by detec...
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Paolo Provenzano, Patricia Keely, Kevin Eliceiri, John White | P07165US

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