Publications and Research
Two and Three-Dimensional Radiographic Imaging of Contrast Agents in Heterogeneous Live Cell Media to Understand Contrast-induced Toxicity
Radiographic imaging was done using low and high energy radiography equipment. The test hypothesis that macromolecular aggregation changes sample noise in imaging samples for optical imaging methods. Inorganic complexes scatter radiation at the molecular level and may increase the sample noise locally. At high and low photon energies in various x-ray machines, sample and background noise were gathered and compared with those from mammography systems from mammography researchers. The samples with high macromolecular aggregates were prepared using various animal cell compositions and imaged under different conditions that produced different macromolecular dynamics within the samples and thus different image-based sample noise. Such investigations may offer insights into the protein/ion interaction in model animal tissues for biophysical implications. (see Soloviova and Shahbaz et al, in this poster session).
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This poster was presented at the 33rd Semi-Annual Dr. Janet Liou-Mark Honors and Undergraduate Research Scholars Poster Presentation, Dec. 3, 2020. Mentor: Dr. Subhendra Sarkar (Radiologic Technology & Medical Imaging).