Welcome to the Biomedical Photonic Imaging group

We investigate the use of light for medical purposes. Our final aim is to develop optical and hybrid optical-acoustical technologies for medical diagnosis, in particular in the fields of oncology and wound healing. Physiological properties of primary interest to us are microcirculatory blood flow, hemoglobin concentrations, and blood oxygenation. Our approaches include physical research into light-tissue interaction and its measurement, biomedical engineering to realize suitable instrumentation for in vivo use, and clinical evaluation together with several medical partners.

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Photoacoustic imaging

 

Acousto-optic imaging

 

Flow measurement with dynamic optical speckles

 

Contrast enhancement of photoacoustics using gold nanoparticles

Latest news

BMPI welcomes three new members

June 6th, 2014 - BMPI welcomes three new members: Colin Veenstra , Sjoukje Schoustra and Ivo van der Lugt .Colin and Sjoukje are Master students and Ivo is a Bachelor student. All are studying Biomedical Engineering at University Of Twente.

In coming months, Colin will investigate about the absorption coefficient measurement using integrating sphere. Sjoukje's research will be focussed on second version of Photoacoustic Mammoscope [PAM2] and initial clinical measurements. Ivo's bachelor assignment is aiming at identifying and reducing motion artefacts in LASCA [ Laser Speckle Contrast Analysis] measurements.

BMPI wish them good luck with their assignments!! ... read more

Michelle Heijblom successfully defended her PhD thesis on 23 April 2014 entitled “Clinical experiences with Photoacoustic Breast Imaging: The appearance of suspicious lesions"

Michelle Heijblom receives doctorate

Michelle Heijblom successfully defended her PhD thesis on 23 April 2014 entitled “Clinical experiences with Photoacoustic Breast Imaging: The appearance of suspicious lesions" ... read more

Study on laser initiated bubbles around microcapsules in Nature Communications

Paper in Nature Communications

A collaboration between BMPI, POF, Philips and EMC has resulted in a paper in the prestigious journal Nature Communications. ... read more

Best teacher in Biomedical Technology for 2013

Srirang Manohar wins Decentrale onderwijsprjis - BMT

Srirang Manohar was selected as the best teacher in the study Biomedical Technology for 2013. ... read more