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Advanced clinical photoacoustic imaging systems based on optical microresonator detection

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city: LONDON
postcode: WC1E 6BT
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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 2˙163˙061 €
 EC max contribution 2˙163˙061 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-12-01   to  2022-11-30


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1    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON UK (LONDON) coordinator 2˙163˙061.00


 Project objective

Photoacoustic imaging is widely viewed as one of the most exciting and promising biomedical imaging techniques to have emerged in recent years. It offers major opportunities for increasing our understanding of basic biological processes at an anatomical, physiological and molecular level, and for improving the clinical diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other major diseases. The aim of this project is to develop and evaluate a new generation of advanced photoacoustic scanners for clinical photoacoustic imaging based on a novel, highly sensitive, optical microresonator ultrasound sensor. This type of sensor offers the prospect of a major step forward in terms of imaging performance by providing orders of magnitude higher sensitivity than equivalently sized conventional detectors with the necessary broadband frequency response and small element size for high image quality. As a consequence, it promises greater penetration depth and improved image quality than possible with current state-of-the-art photoacoustic scanners. This will pave the way for in vivo high resolution human imaging at depths currently unattainable, opening up entirely new clinical applications in oncology, cardiovascular medicine, regenerative medicine and other areas which have hitherto been impossible due to hardware limitations. The project will involve the development of novel polymer optical microresonator sensors, advanced parallelised optical read-out schemes for real-time image acquisition, and engineering complete imaging instruments for use in clinical studies. These instruments will then be evaluated in a variety of clinical contexts including the assessment of skin cancer, head and neck cancers, cardiovascular disease and reconstructive surgery.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Richard J. Colchester, Callum Little, George Dwyer, Sacha Noimark, Erwin J. Alles, Edward Z. Zhang, Christopher D. Loder, Ivan P. Parkin, Ioannis Papakonstantinou, Paul C. Beard, Malcolm C. Finlay, Roby D. Rakhit, Adrien E. Desjardins
All-Optical Rotational Ultrasound Imaging
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-41970-z
Scientific Reports 9/1 2019-10-07
2018 Sunish J. Mathews, Callum Little, Christopher D. Loder, Roby D. Rakhit, Wenfeng Xia, Edward Z. Zhang, Paul C. Beard, Malcolm C. Finlay, Adrien E. Desjardins
All-optical dual photoacoustic and optical coherence tomography intravascular probe
published pages: 65-70, ISSN: 2213-5979, DOI: 10.1016/j.pacs.2018.07.002
Photoacoustics 11 2019-10-07

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