Dr. Rouse is an Associate Research Scientist with Research, Discovery & Innovation at the University of Arizona. Dr. Rouse is the Director of the Cancer Imaging Shared Resource and the Translational Bioimaging Resource at the University of Arizona. These facilities serve as a university-wide biomedical imaging resources and include a variety of turnkey pre-clinical imaging systems such as MRI, micro-CT, high resolution ultrasound, photo acoustic imaging, bioluminescence, PET, SPECT, autoradiography, microscopy, OCT, and digital pathology.
Dr. Rouse is also an Assistant Professor, Research Track, in the Department of Medical Imaging and an Associate Professor, Research Track, in the College of Optical Sciences. Dr. Rouse has a long track record in the field of biomedical optics research with a focus on small, minimally invasive, catheter-based medical imaging systems. Dr. Rouse helped develop a state-of-the-art confocal microlaparoscope that completed a successful clinical validation study for the detection of ovarian cancer. Other research projects include the development of a confocal microgastroscope to detect early stage esophageal cancer and work aiming to improve the ability of physicians to differentiate lung cancer from benign lesions observed during CT screening.