Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences


Towards Clinical Translation of Optical Ultrasound

21 January 2021, 3:00 pm–6:30 pm

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A virtual symposium on optical ultrasound, an emerging modality where transmission and reception are performed optically, with a specific focus on clinical translation.

This event is free.

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Erwin Alles / Adrien Desjardins


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15:00 - Introduction and welcome - Adrien Desjardins and Erwin Alles, University College London


Session 1 - Optical generation and detection of ultrasound

15:05 - 15:30 Optical ultrasound sources and materials

  • Srirang Manohar, University of Twente
  • Fernando Pérez-Cota, University of Nottingham

15:30 - 16:25 Optical ultrasound receivers

  • Rami Shnaiderman, Technische Universität München
  • Shai Ashkenazi, University of Minnesota
  • Ivan Pelivanov, University of Washington
  • Xingwei Wang, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Nam Trung Huynh, University College London


Session 2 - Optical ultrasound imaging

16:25 - 17:20 Imaging applications of optical ultrasound imaging

  • Vasilis Ntziachristos, Technische Universität München
  • Jami Shepherd, University of Auckland
  • Xiang (Shawn) Zhang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Erwin Alles, University College London
  • Richard Colchester, University College London


Session 3 - Therapeutic use of optical ultrasound

17:20 - 17:55 Therapeutic use of laser generated focused ultrasound

  • L. Jay Guo, University of Michigan
  • Hyoungwon Baac, Sungkyunkwan University
  • Esra Aytac Kipergil, University College London


17:55 - 18:20 - Discussion on clinical translation: bottlenecks and outlook (Chairs: Callum Little, Royal Free Hospital; Malcolm Finlay, Barts Heart Centre)

18:20 - 18:30 - Close