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Mithun Kuniyil Ajith Singh awarded 2016 Spie Seno medical best paper


Mithun Kuniyil Ajith Singh of the MIRA-group Biomedical Photonic Imaging, received the best Paper award at the annual conference ‘Photons plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing’ during the Photonics West event in San Francisco. This is the most important conference on biomedical photoacoustics, with more than 95 oral presentations this year. Seno Medical Instruments of San Antonio, Texas, sponsors the award which consists of a certificate of recognition and a cash prize of $3,000. The criteria for this award includes the technical proficiency and excellence demonstrated by the presentation and proceedings paper as evaluated by the Organizing Committee, and the applicability of the research toward future commercialization as evaluated by the expert committee of peers and management at Seno Medical Instruments.

The award winning presentation was about the identification and elimination of reflection artifacts in biomedical photoacoustic imaging using PAFUSion (Photoacoustic-guided focused ultrasound). This work was in close collaboration with University of Bern, Switzerland. The presentation was titled ‘Reflection-artifact-free photoacoustic imaging using PAFUSion (photoacoustic-guided focused ultrasound’ (

For more information about the work on PAFUSion, contact Mithun Kuniyil Ajith Singh (