02/13/2013

'Science on Saturday' lecture looks at next generation medical devices

Linda A Lucchetti, LLNL, (925) 422-5815, lucchetti1@llnl.gov




"Medical Radar: Next-Generation Life-Saving Medical Diagnostic Devices," by Lab researchers John Chang, Peter Haugen and Christine Paulson, and Tracy High School teacher Dean Reese is the third in the Science on Saturday series to be held Feb. 16 at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Two presentations will be offered -- 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.

Miraculous medical discoveries are occurring on a regular basis. However, many of the miracle tools, because of their size and complexity, are confined to state-of-the-art medical centers in large cities. During the lecture, the presenters will discuss the efforts being made to build new medical tools that could help save lives in remote and hard to reach places in the world. They also will discuss the efforts to build medical tools to determine life threatening traumatic injuries to the head and torso by using the Micropower Ultrawideband Impulse Radar (MUIR).

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; there is no pre-registration. Directions, maps and a complete list of lectures are available on the Web. Science on Saturday is presented by LLNL's Science Education Program.


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