The development and application of optical diagnostic tools and therapies
We study of the interaction of light and tissue and seek deeper understanding of basic optical interactions in tissues as well as develope new optical and imaging techniques and deploy it in imaging and diagnostic applications. Through close collaboration with colleagues at the Department of Physics as well as colleagues at the Faculty of Engineering and the Fakulty of Medicine, we are also engaged in translational research, i.e. the process of applying knowledge from basic biology and clinical trials to techniques and tools that address critical medical needs.
The biophotonics research at the Division of Atomic Physics includes:
- Optical guidance in periorbital tumor surgery
- Tissue viability monitoring using non-invasive imaging techniques
- Real time assessment of liver function
- Developing photoacoustic imaging into a novel diagnostic tool for skin cancer
- Non‐surgical diagnostic techniques for Giant Cell Arteritis
- Development and evaluations of tissue optical phantoms
- Monitoring of tissue oxygen saturation
This research and developement is conducted at the interfaces of the disciplines of optics, biomedical engineering, biology and clinical medicine and is conducted in close collaborations with researchers and clinicians in medicine and biology as well as industrial partners. Our activities include: in vivo monitoring of human tissue, as well as applications such as risk assessment of light in the interaction with tissue and spectroscopy of pharmaceutical materials.