Prof. Adrien Desjardins (UCL, UK)

Next Generation Medical Devices with Integrated Optical and Ultrasonic Sensors
When Oct 05, 2016
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where LR8
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Contact Phone 01865-283302
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Recent advances in optical sensing techniques have the potential to transform medical devices and minimally invasive procedures.
Traditionally, medical devices such as needles and catheters have been passive conduits for accessing tissue targets. There is currently significant interest in integrating sensors that provide real-time information about the micro-structure and molecular composition of biological tissue. These new active medical devices can also interact with image guidance modalities such as ultrasound or X-ray to identify their locations within patients. I will present recent developments by my Interventional Devices Lab at the University College London, which include optical transmission and reception of ultrasound, photoacoustic imaging, and ultrasonic medical device tracking. I will highlight recent images acquired in vivo, and discuss opportunities and challenges with translating new imaging and sensing modalities into clinical practice.