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

A team from BMPI entered the Grand Finals of the Academische Jaarprijs. They won the Public Prize with a resounding majority and were invited to pose a question during the Nationale Wetenschapsquiz to be telecast in December 2013.

Finalists for the Academische Jaarprijs and Winners of the Public Prize

Finalists for the Academische Jaarprijs and Winners of the Public Prize ... read more

On 31st of October 2013, Wenfeng Xia successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled: “Optimizing Ultrasound Detection For Sensitive 3D Photoacoustic Breast Tomography"

Congratulations Dr. Wenfeng Xia

On 31st of October 2013, Wenfeng Xia successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled:
“Optimizing Ultrasound Detection For Sensitive 3D Photoacoustic Breast Tomography" ... read more

Rieks Hekman en Martin Buitink

Welcome Rieks Hekman en Martin Buitink

October 1st, 2013 – Last week two new students joined the BMPI! Martin Buitink and Rieks Hekman are fourth year applied physics students and they have just started their Bachelor project about the influence of dynamic tissue phantoms on the decorrelation time of laser speckle, under supervision of dr. Ivo Vellekoop. ... read more

Sofia Sevastidou

Welcome Sofia Sevastidou

September 18th, 2013 – A new student joined the BMPI! Sofia Sevastidou is originally from Greece (Thessaloniki) and she is doing her master in Nanotechnology at the University of Twente. ... read more