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

 

Wavefront shaping

 

Flow measurement with dynamic optical speckles

Photoacoustic imaging

 

Acousto-optic imaging

 

Wavefront shaping

 

Flow measurement with dynamic optical speckles

Latest news

Large European Project on breast imaging Granted

A European research consortium will develop a new imaging device for the diagnosis of breast cancer. A prototype of the device will be ready for large scale testing and production in four years. Not only will it provide improved photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging, it will also be able to combine the images generated by both techniques. The expectation is that the new imager will improve and accelerate the diagnosis of breast cancer, and also be applicable for younger women. ... read more

Vidi grant for Ivo Vellekoop

Ivo Vellekoop is awarded prestigious Vidi grant

Microscopes are essential tools in biology, neuroscience, and medicine. Current microscopes excel at imaging processes occurring in single, isolated cells. However, imaging the cells in their natural environment (inside biological tissue) is extremely hard because most biological tissues are non-transparent (turbid).
Ivo Vellekoop (assistant professor at BMPI), was awarded an NWO Vidi grant to solve this long-standing problem. In his project ‘the end of turbidity’, he will explore new avenues to look through turbid tissue by using a specially shaped light waves that counteract light scattering and create a sharp focus even deep inside turbid tissue. ... read more

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. ... read more

Paper in European Radiology

Paper on photoacoustic breast imaging in European Radiology

Michelle Heijblom and colleagues describe the results of photoacoustic imaging on thirty-one patients using the Photoacoustic Mammoscope (PAM) developed at the University of Twente. The work was a collaboration between the University of Twente and Medisch Spectrum Twente Hospital. ... read more