New technique to determine particle mass based on optical imaging

OHSU Department of Biomedical Engineering researchers have developed a new technique that can determine the mass of a microscopic particle just by its appearance. An article detailing the work, headed by biomedical engineering postdoctoral fellow Kevin Phillips, Ph.D., was published this month in the Physical Review Letter.

The new technique, called tomographic bright field imaging or TBFI, will allow researchers to perform mass measurements on a cellular level using standard laboratory microscopes. Other OHSU researchers are already exploring the potential of this technology in blood cell research of cancer patients.

Learn more about this exciting new technology by reading the full press release.

The study was supported, in part, by the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, through grant numbers U54CA143906 and P30CA069533.