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

Pioneers in Health Care Innovation Fund vouchers for Nienke Bosschaart and Srirang Manohar

Two of the 8 vouchers of the joint innovation fund from the UT-MIRA, ZGT and MST, have been granted to BMPI. ... read more

New Member : Veni Laureate Nienke Bosschaart

Nienke Bosschaart has started as a Veni laureate at BMPI. Her Veni project is titled: Blood analysis without pain in neonates. In this project, a noninvasive alternative will be developed for invasive blood sampling in preterm babies. Nienke will employ the technique low-coherence spectroscopy (LCS): a new spectroscopic modality that she developed during her PhD. ... read more

BMPI welcomes Redmar

Redmar Vlieg is a Biomedical Engineering master student. In coming months, Redmar will work on the new setup for photoacoustic tomography of finger joints. ... read more

Peter van Es won the "Best Poster" award

December 1st 2014: Peter van Es has won a Poster award at the MIRA day on the 27th of November. During the event, which took place at the Hatrans Lounge of the Grolsch Veste stadium, he received a price of 250 euro. ... read more