Dr. Mary Satterfield, Director
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8310
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
The afternoon began with Dr. Maritoni Litorja, known as Toni, speaking about her background and work at NIST and about the science of color. Toni is in the Optical Radiation Group, and her work focuses on how the information from light and imaging can be used to provide new information through new measurements with greater confidence.
Her group is especially interested in the use of imagine in medicine, such as using new kinds of imaging, including hyperspectral imaging in which an entire spectra of each pixel is taken, to help doctors differentiate among the many shades of red in the open abdomen of a surgery patient as he searches for an elusive bile duct, or “surgery by color”.